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FEBRUARY 26, 1971 


Theater Workshop Sets 
"Hostage" Dates 

Open house for the recently completed 
Newman Center at Fitchburg State Col- 
lege will be held this Sunday, February 
21, from noon until 10:00 p.m. All mem- 
bers of the college community and the 
general public are invited to view the 
facilities at 291 Highland Avenue. 

The Newman-Association, one of the 
largest organizations on campus, is a 
local member of the National Newman 
Association and isintended to serve the 
religious, intellectual, and social needs 
of the college. Although membership is 
primarily for Catholics, students and fa- 
culty of all denominations are welcome 
as members and participants in the 
group's activities. 

The building itself, a modern, two- 
story structure, designed by Mr. Norman 
Sarasin, was given approval by Bishop 
Bernard J. Flanagan of the Worcester 
Diocese and funded through the Bishop's 
Fund Drive for Charity and Education. 
Construction began in October, 1969, 
by various structures classes of the In-^ 
dustrial Arts Department under the di- 
rection of Mr. Rene Thomas and Mr. 
Walter F. Harrod. At the close of the 
school year, work was resumed by local 
contractors under the supervision of 
Reverend James A. Lehane, the Newman 

The facilities include a modern-design 
chapel capable of accomodating approxi- 
mately 130 people, an adjacent sanctuary 
and confessional, lounge, large re- 
creation room and adjoining kitchen, the 
chaplain's living quarters, student of- 
fices, coat room and rest rooms. A 
public address system and intercom are 
also included in each section. 

The selection of design andfurnishings 
was made by the advisory board of the 
association, consisting of Reverend Ri- 
chard Carelli, Lillian Bannon, Robert 
P. Keating, Richard 0, Fitzpatrick, Eli- 
zabeth Maney, Reverend Francis O'Toole 
Marguerite Toomey, Catherine Flynn, 
Clyde Bernier, and Reverend Lehane; 
the decorating committee consisting of 
Dr. Gerard Thibert, Mrs. Robert Keating 
Mrs. Walter Moses, Mrs. Martin 
Conners, Mrs. Richard Fitzpatrick, and 
Marguerite Toomey; and the building 
committee consisting of Mr. Thomas, 
Mr. Sarasin, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Kea- 
ting, Mr. Bernier and Reverend Lehane. 

On February 7, the new center was 
officially dedicated and blessed by Bi- 
shop Flanagan, An ecumenical service 
was held; participating in this were the 
Bishop, Reverend Richard Panchaud, 
Pastor of the First Baptist Church on 
'the John Fitch Highway, Reverend Le- 
hane, Horatio Nicastro.presidentofthe 
Association, and Jeanne Rahmberg, vice- 

Featured in the open house activities 
this Sunday is a free concert to be 
given at 2:00 p.m. by a group of semi- 
professional folk musicians from the 
Greater Boston area led by Paul Logan, 
a seminarian from St. John's of Brigh- 
ton. The group specializes in English and 
Irish Folk ballads. They will again be 
appearing in the Newman Center along 
with other area musicians in a Coffee 
House this Wednesday night, February 
24, at 7:30 p.m. admission price fifty 

The Newman Association originated on 
the FSC campus in the 1949's. In 1964, 
it became the first group in the Wor- 
cester Diocese to obtain a small house 
adjacent to the campus to serve as a 
center. This old center, (next door to 
the new one) will continue to be main- 
tained by the Newman Association and 
will be used as a study area for stu- 
dents, also housing the two student re- 
sidents, Charles Corley of Boston and 
Richard Paula of Fall River. 

The Newman officers for 1970-71 
are president Horatio Nicastro, Vice- 
President Jeanne Rahmberg, Treasurer 
Nancy Griggs, all of Fitchburg, recording 
secretary Susan St. James of Lawrence, 
corresponding secretary Mary Beth 
Walden of chairmen for the year in- 
clude: Joanne Lalumiere of Chelm- 
ford, liturgical Rosemary Kelly of Dan- 
vers, educational; Donna Travers of 
Somerset, social; Kevin Chartrand of 
Fitchburg, publicity; and Mr. Corley and 
Mr, Paula, House chairmen. 

Press Conference 

The "Cycle" staff has proposed with 
the administration to have a press con- 
ference, the topic being Fitchburg State 
College. This conference will embody the 
results of a survey taken among the 
college community, with the emphasis on 
resuJution of any difficulties and/or 
problems besetting the growth of FSC. 
This conference is planned for early 
March, although the exact schedule has 
yet to be completed, it will be during 
the early evening however. 

Four students, selected by the "Cycle" 
staff will serve as representatives for 
the college comnrjnity in presenting the 
program; in order to alleviate any pos- 
sible confusion or emotionally- charged 
rhetoric that could very well develop. 
Administrative representation will de- 
pend upon the results of the survey, 
as the nature of the questions will de- 
termine those best qualified to reply. 

A great deal of assistance will be 
required to formulate and evaluate the 
survey; therefore, if interested, stop by 
the "Cycle" office. 

The conference will be videotaped and 
placed on reserve in the library. This 
tape will be made available to those 
who are unable to attend the conference 
in person. 

S.G.A. will appoint 
four members to the 
All College Council Tues. 
night March 2. If you 
are intrested please 

The theater workshop of Fitchburg 
State College is presenting a play. The 
play, under the direction of Mrs. Me- 
lita Thorpe of the Speech Department, 
will call for nine actors and nine 
actresses, a set design and construction 
crew, a stage crew, including a stage 
manager, a make-up and costume crew, 
and a house crew for the nights of the 
performance totaling approximately 60 

According to Mrs. Thorpe, the pro- 
duction will come under the course head- 
ing of Speecli 200, thereby giving active 
participants one academic credit 

The story around which Behan builds 
his hilarious satire concerns a young 
British soldier who has been captured 
in Northern Ireland by the outlawed Irish 
Republican Army, He is brought to Du- 
blin and held at a disreputalbe Dublin 
lodging house as a hostage for an IRA 
patriot who is awaiting the scaffold on the 
following day. It takes the young soldier 
a long time to realize that his mad 
and bawdy captors actually intend to 
shoot him if the IRA man is executed, 
and he can't imagine that the British 
authorities are losing any sleep over his 


A reliable source (horrid) tells us that 
in that Peyton Place of old-Camelot- 
there are a few matters which demand 
closer attention. It is true thatGuene- 
vere wants to be queen for a Kinghr? 
Perhaps Lancelot knows the answer to 
that one. And whats this about Mordred 
being Arthur's bastard, and thento think 
that Arthur has the nerve to teach mora- 
lity and of the right of honor and justice. 
Also, there is a lusty old reprobate 
whose been sleeping out for fifteen 
years with his dog, What about that! 
Imagine the fleas! Surely the answers 
to these and other matters willbeclear- 
ed up the night of March 4ch, 5th. 
and 6th, at 8 p.m. in Weston audito- 
rium in the Fitchburg State production 
of "Camelot," 

"The Hostage" played successfully on 
Broadway for 127 performances during 
the 1960-61 season and appeared off- 
Broadway for some 545 performances, 
one of off-Broadway's longest running 
hits. It originally opened in London in 
1958 where it played successfully for 
over a year. 

The play won two"Obies" (off-Broad- 
way awards) as best production for the 
1961-62 season, the London production 
won the prize for the best production 
at the 1959 Paris International Theatre 

According to the director, Mrs. 
Thorpe, the play will incorporate "mixed 
media," the use of film and slide spe- 
cial effect techniques, as well as the 
traditional backdrops and sets. 

Performance dates are set for March 
25, 26, and 27 in Weston Auditorium. 

The cast includes: Victoria Bower, 
Paul O'Connor, Catherine Casey, John 
Heimo, Peggy Godwin, Ivy Chesnejef, 
Leonard Pescneta, John Creed, Bob Tho- 
mas, Angela Themes, John Bowton, Jane 
Cateldo, Edward Sweeney, Richard 
Paula, Bruce McCarthy, Jean Sleney, 
Bob Lamb. 


Garry Grady' 
Rutii Donald 
Rich Giovannucci 
John Heimo 
Joe Patuleia 
Beth Barney 
Steve Kempton 

Ladies, knights 
Cathy Fauos 
Paula Hindle 
Cynthia Batitus 
Donna Armstrong 
Lois Joslin 
Stephanie Fiore 
Ma-garet Richardson 
Bette Black 
Linda Lasonde & 
Pat Saucier 
Bruce Wallace 
David fannocconne 
Dolores Moretto 

David J. Rousseau 

King Arthur 



Pell wore 

Merlyn Mordred 

Morgan Le Fey 

Sir Dinidun 

, squires, pages 



Production Sec. 







Stage Manager 






announces its 


The closing date for the submission of manuscriDts by College Students is 

April 10 

ANY STUDENT attending eitner junior or senior college is eligible to submit 
his verse. There is no limitation as to form or theme. Shorter works are pre- 
ferred by the Board of Judges, because of ipacc limitations. 
Each poem must be TYPED or PRINTED on a separate sheet, and must 
bear the NAME and HOME ADDRESS of the student, and the COLLEGE 
ADDRESS as well. 

MANUSCRIPTS should be sent to the OFFICE OF THE PRESS 


3210 Selby Avenue 

Los Angeles, Calif. 



FEBRUARY 26, 1971 


Criticism was rather harsh, perhaps too harsh to my mind, but 1 welcome any 
kind of interaction with my sponsors, even it it hurts. This is because, in my 
capacity as Editor in Chief, I must rise above my own feelings, let down my 
barriers and use anything that will make the Cycle work. This 1 have done. 

I have received little praise and much criticism for my actions in the last 
Cycle and mvself as a person. I feel that personal prejudices against myself 
and my club do not in any way possible influence me. The newspaper is not run 
by any one social club-it anything it is run by all clubs. I fail to see the reasoning 
behind any such accusations. 

I have upset you and you have reacted; and since J won't ask alms, the paper 
will continue and I will persevere. 

My staff and myself, upon perusal of the criticisms recieved, have decided 
that those criticisms are of such a nature that only those uninterested in contro- 
versial affairs would write. Some of the degrading criticism received has no 
place in the construction of a better media to serve you. 

Personal incompatabilities have no place in today' intellectual society. We 
must strive to work together; either right now or perhaps never. 



It has come to my attention of late 
(from various women's-lib critics) that 
when a women becomes equal to a man 
in a society, the society itself will 
eventually fall. In accordance with this, 
the freedom of a woman will invariably 
lead to rampant premarital and extra- 
marital sex, and as anyone can guess, 
the eventual decay of the family. 

There are several major deceptions in 
the above, assumptions, mainly that 1) 
a good societynecessarily depends on the 
nuclear family 2) the society is one 
of mechanical solidarity rather than 
organic soledarity (the division of labor 
is simple rather than complex) and 
3) for the perseverence of any society, 
one sex must necessarily oppress the 

The nuclear family has proven that 
it cannot survive in a technocracy such 
as ours. Witness the rise in divorce 
rates, the emphasis on population con- 
trol, and even the rise in desertion rates. 
One can directly attribute (in one way 
or another) all these factors to tech- 
nology: our children live longer and 
more healthy lives so we have too many, 
husbands are traveling salesmen and 
computer scientists, wives see mailmen 
and milkmen, and the symbol of success 
is no longer a good crop or even mo- 
ney, but how many tranquilizers you can 
con your doctor friend into giving you. 
Clearly, the nuclear family is com- 
mitting suicide. 

Israeli societ y has done remarkably 
well with its kibbutz children in its 
technocracy. Kibbutz children have been 
shown to be more considerate of others, 
to have the welfare of the group their 
main concern, to be highly achievement 
motivated and to be very satisfied with 
their equal sex roles as adults. Israeli 
society has not fallen because there has 
been a movement towards kibbutz living 
nor nave women become as reckless as 
men have been allowed to be for cen- 
turies. Their division of labor is as 
diversified as ours thereby allowing for 
the talents of both sexes. Few socie- 
ties are as simple as to allow no one 
a choice of jobs or a station for life 
because of an "accident" at conception 
(i.e. sex). Why then, in a society as 
diversified as ours do we permit ex- 
cellent brainpower and manpower to exist 
as it did in the Middle Ages? More- 
over, there is no evidence that Israeli 
society is falling because women and men 
are both on top. Rather, we see a grow- 
ing dissatisfaction in this country on the 
part of the oppressed women - so dis- 
satisfied that a fetus is being called 
a parasitic life in a feminist play on 
Broadway. The biological role of the 
woman is being ridiculed and demeaned 
rather than put in the proper perspec- 
tive. Our society seems to have forgot- 
ten that a woman is not only a mother 
(sometimes) but also a person. The 
danger to a good society is therefore 
not equality, but dissatisfaction. 

Here's an editors note: 

Motor Cycle season is fast approaching 
and we'll have some up to date infor- 
mation in new bikes, equipment and inter 
esting stories about people in the motor 
cycle game, 

In closing, has been my firm opi- 
nion for a while that the worst op- 
ponents oftheWomen'sLiberationMove- 
ment have been those who have the most 
to lose by its eventual victory. Men 
who are afraid to lose status or are 
so unsure of their masculinity that they 
treat women as prey are what first 
comes to mind. Next are those females 
who enjoy the phoniness of having doors 
opened for them and loads of money 
spent on them but don't feel insulted 
when they are left out of an intellec- 
tual discussion (they're still in the_ 
animal kingdom as far as brains are 
concerned, they only exist to attract 
men with bright-colored bikinis and no- 
makeup makeup). Intelligence is not their 
ball game, or put more delicately, their 
cup of tea. A society is really a sick 
one when the only thing it has taught 
its women is to be happy with a suc- 
cessful husband and nice furniture to 
impress "The girls" when they drop 
in for coffee. 

Monique Bachand 


I was supposed to write an article 
this morning but I can't because I went 
on a drunk last night and killed five 
billion brain cells, (which may be more 
than I had to start with, ed.note) while 
watching Ben Hur trample dirty Roman 
Commies beneath his chariot. Come to 
think of it, it's entirely within the 
realm of possibility that it was Ben 
and not the booze that caused my lite- 
rary constipation. All of which reminds 
me that I wouldn't have to write this 
at all if I hadn't fired Jimmy Olsen 
(my duece reporter) for calling me chief 
in our stall at Major's. After all, just 
because we don't have a regular office, 
doens't mean my reporters shouldn't 
show the proper respect. 

Incidentally, did you know that UMASS 
now has its own officially sanctioned and 
legally protected Student Homophile 
League. Think of it, all those wierdos 
running around accosting normal people, 
and with official protectiontoboot.Come 
to think of it, we should have one too. 
Masturbation has hurt too many people 
around here. 

And now for the scientific side of 
the news. Recent studies have shown 
that ulcerated cows tend to be less 
flatulent than the average American 
goose. Of course, one must bear in mind 
that geese normally wind through their 
ears unless accosted by an Albino hyno- 
therapist wearing a rose pinned to the 
empty sleeve of his Robert Mall worsted 
wool sportcoat. 

If you're beginning to wonder what 
this is all about, you're not alone, 
cuz I don't either. And if that doesn't 
lip over your wagon little boys and girls, 
Big Brother is now cooking cookies for 
his wife in his creepy condiminium in 
conjunction with his corp of cryptic 
cryogenicists in Newtonville, Massachu- 
setts. And now a toast to the President! 
Help me, if you don't want to see 
the results of my delerium tremies 
again, send in some articles. 
Perry White 

Writing Posthumously. 


Now that the new F.S.C. Student Union is finally on paper, a certain number of 
questions have arisen concerning the space provided internally. 

Are there specific accomodations for the school newspaper? 

Are there any accomodations for guidance or other personal counseling facili- 
ties other than the already established guidance service? In addition have there 
been any provisions made for drug or draft info? 

The building as designated by it's function is solely for the benefit of the stu- 
dent and related affairs. Are these goals so directed as to serve the best in- 
terests of the students? 

Aside from the cafe, lounge, lecture space and library, many organizations 
have unfortunately been left out of the Union plans. This is due either to a lack 
of sympathy for the student by the architect or merely because of the administra- 
tion's lack of knowledge of Student Union purposes. 

Last year, a poll was taken concerning what the students wanted to see in the 
Union. It was taken as a result of the Board of Trustees' contract making it 
mandator) for a certain amount of student input on the Union usage. Many rules 
and regulations have changed since the Student Input Poll was taken, thus af- 
fecting the students and their administrative relationship. Such rules and regu- 
lations could be used in incorporating space and facilities in our Student Union. 

For instance, the Board of Trustees has recently ammended its stand on the 
issue of alcohol on state college campuses. Therefore the President holds the 
keys to the booze cabinet. 

The students at Bridgewater State recently received a Student Union. In their 
Union, the lower level of the building was originally intended for the installation 
of bowling alleys. Since the new ruling on alcohol, the idea popped up to make 
the bowling alleys into a campus beer palace. The idea turned into reality, but 
it cost the college S 56,000 to rip up thebowling alleys and replace them with 
cocktail lounge facilities. 

Could this happen here? Of course it could. But why wait for the building to 
be built. It's our Union and before it's built let's make sure that what goes into 
it is what we, the students, want to go into it. 

If any questions or comments arise among students or faculty, please contact 
the Cycle for more info regarding present plans. 

the Editor 








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^Editor in Chief - - Frank Siragusa ^T 

jtManaging Editor James Forrest ji. 

^News Editor Joyce Rocha- ^ 

^"Features Editor Al Niemi *% 

ji.Sports Editor - James Sharkey yL 

^Layout Editor— - - Ma-k Leonard 2 

Jf-Busijiess Manasers - - Jack Fitzgerald-- ^T 

}L Thorn Hill jL 

^Managing Secretary — - -Pamela Spinney- rl 

J^-Music Review —Jerry Morin >t" 

yL Advertising Manager-- - - Bill Nasta— yL 

* * 

jiThe "Cycle" with its office in the Commuters Lounge, is published bi-weekly jL 
^by students from the Fitchburg State College Community. 

)f* Membership to the "Cycle" is open to any and all students wishing to spc-id some ^T" 
ji i imc working, ■^ 

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FEBRUARY 26. 1971 




It has occurred to me that the United 
States of Amerika has been admitting 
territories as states purely for its own 
benefit for the last 96 years. 

The trend seemed to begin in 1907 
when Oklahoma was admitted to the 
union. At the time, it was a place to 
send the Indians. It is puzzling when 
one realizes that they could have sent 
the Indians there whether it was a state 
or not. Therefore, in its 97 years 
as a state, no one has yet been able 
to cite any reason at all for recognizing 
that Oklahoma even exists. Because of 
Oklahoma's questionable value, we shall 
use this as a starting point. 

When New Mexico entered the union 
in 1912, the U.S. needed to have the 
largest known underground caveran 
system, a place to test A-bombs later, 
and someplace to send the Indians, 
since oil was found in Oklahoma, Not 
even considered at that time was the 
encnanted, mystical Tucumcari Mountain 
where (as we are all aware of now) 
Noah's Ark really struck land. Arizona, 
admitted also in 1912, was sorely needed 
because a nation as grand as the United 
States should have a Grand Canyon. As 
an added feature, the United States 
annexed the Goldwater family, granting 
citizenship retro-active to Barry's birth. 

There was a lapse of almost 50 years 
after that. Finally, in 1959, the U.S. 
government decided that there was an 
awful lot of gold and oil in Alaska— 
so much in fact, that the fact that they 
could not send the Indians there didn't 
even matter. In 1960, the U,S. decided 
that it should be known as a racial 
melting pot also. Hence, the statehood 
of Hawaii. Little did the government 
realize the disasterous effect Hawaii 
would have on the national cost-of- 
living average in the 1970's. 

After another lapse of 15 years, three 
new states were admitted. Following the 
sage advice of Horace Greeley, the 
XJ.S.A. pushed even further westward. 
They pushed so far westward that it 
was eastward. To sidestep repeated 
frustrations by congress and random 
nose-picking by the American public on 
and around the White House lawn, Pre- 
sident Nixon secured the admission of 
South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos as 
as the 51st, 52nd, and 53rd states, res- 
pectively. It was perfect. The U.S.A. 
could finally manipulate the localgovern- in the open instead of se- 

cretly. It was truly heartening to see 
these three new states treated the same 
as the other fifty. The U.S.A. became 
the second largest rice-producing nation 
in the world. The Angkor Wat was pre- 
sented to Jackie Onassis in memory 
of her attempted treaty negotiations with 
Norodom Sihanouk, Commemorative 
stamps were issued honoring Diem and 
the various Phoumas who misteriously 
dissappeared shortly after statehood. 
Finally, another home was found for the 
Indians— the Plain of Jars, 

Then, in late 1975, Thailand became 
the 54th state. Plans were made for a 
massive stage production entitled "Ri- 
chard, as the King of Siam". The sup- 
porting role of palace bouncer, Gruntchu 
Sok Mashting, won Curt LeMay an aca- 
demy award. 

The remainder is well known: 1976, 
Korea 55th; 1977, Burma, Philippines 
56th and 57th; 1979 India, Pakistan, In- 
donesia 58th, 59th, 60th; 1981, main- 
land China, Tibet, Japan 61st, 62nd, 
63rd; 1983, Mongolia, New Zealand, Au- 
stralia 64th, 65th, 66th; 1984, the Middle 
East 69th thru 81st and so-on. 

Finally, by 2001, every territory in 
the world was a United State except 
Afghanistan because nobody could get 
to it— Atlantis because nobody couldfind 
it—and Taiwan because nobody wanted 
it. As expected, war broke out between 
Taiwan and everything else (except Af- 
ghanistan and Atlantis who were neutral). 
After a terrific two-year struggle, 
Taiwan emerged victorious and Chiange 
Kai-shek, at the ripe old age of 115, 
promptly died laughing. 

The very few of us that survived this 
terrible holocaust did so by escaping 
to the 168th state— the Moon. We won't 
be able to say nere very long, though. 
It seems that they sent all the Indians 
up here, and they have taken over, 
Bok Ghanstani 


Their will be a series 

of lectures on the DRAFT 

held every Wednesday 

for all intrested people. 

The time and room 
number will be posted 
Courtesy of 
S.G.A. & Faculty 

waiting for 
him to end 
^| the war? 

don't hold your breath 

ANSWER NIXON! Help plan: mass actions in the streets 
this spring, campaign to abolish the draft, the fight for 
high school rights, support to antiwar G.I. 's, actions 
against campus complicity, lots more. COME TO A 

Contact the CYCLE for further 
information, or write 

815 17th Street NW 
Washington, D.C. 20006 

The State Of The War 
Nixonization 71 

The Nixon administration is in the process of carrying out an ominous esca- 
lation of the war in Indochina, an escalation that threatens to erupt at any moment 
into a mfcior crisis of the proportions of Tet, 1968. and Cambodia last May. 
The sending of bombors, helicopters, "advisors", etc. into Cambodia is al- 
ready producing a hue and cry in America's press which has been conspicuously 
absent since the upsurge of May '70. In light of this impending crisis we must 
analyze the state of the war and place the role of the American antiwar movement 
into perspective. 

The U.S. government is being boxed-in in Southeast Asia between the deepen- 
ing antiwar sentiment at home and the increasingly difficult situation in Indochina. 
The massive explosion of the student movement in May served notice to Nixon 
that the American people have the potential power and strength to force him 
out of Southeast Asia, At the same time ; the GIs are becoming less and less 
reliable as a fighting force -- as expressed in an interview with GIs in Viet- 
nam that appeared in a recent issue of NEWSWEEK: 

If I think a mission will bo too costly, I weigh the value of it, and my men 
come first, says 22 year old Sgt. Ralph Mitchell. And if the mission does 
appear too costly? You can bet your ass, says one of Mitchell's men, that 
we just wouldn't do it. 
Significant sections of the workers' and Tiird World movements are be- 
coming involved in the antiwar movement. All these factors combined with the 
expanded growth of dissatisfaction and rebellion against the "American way ol 
life", such as the phenomenal expansion of the Women's Liberation movement 
expressed ia the dynamic and massive manifestations on August 26th, forced 
Nixon to recognize that he could not attempt pigheadedly to continue his agression 
against the Vietnamese people without first defusing the powerful opposition 
at home. 

Nixon launched a moior attack on the student movement. He and Spiro went on 
a national violence-baiting campaign attempting to wipe the aura of gore oft 
his war machine and pin it on the nation's students. Indictments were handed 
down against the Kent State 25; the Internal Revenue Service threatened irrver- 
sities with loss of tax exempt status if they allowed siudeiits to exercise their 
political rights; J, Edgar Hoover wrote an open letter to students attempting to 
smear student groups including the Student Mob'tizatton Committee, and to 
scare students from political activity. In short, Nixon lashed oat trying to divide 
and destroy the massive power shown in May. 

Nixon attempted to convince the American people that the war was coining 
to an end. He temporarily reduced the level of ground fighting to lull the Ameri- 
can people while increasing and extending the massive bombing of Vietnam, 
Laos and Cambria. At the same time, he was attempting to create the setting 
for a ma/ror troop escalation by floating trial balloons like the ••daring" raid on 
the POW camp 2D miles from Hanoi and the emergence of new double-talk 
phrases like "protective reaction". U.S. involvement in Cambod'a and Laos 
has escalated ;o the point that a January 21 Washington Pos; - headline states 
"US Wages Full Cambodia War With Bombing. Support and Supply". The depth 
of this involvement is clearly shown in the text of this article: 

But it is safe to assume, officials said, the American planes will go wher- 
ever there are communists to be found in Cambodia, And. as was vividly 
demonstrated along Highway 7 in December, they will destroy towns and 
villages if the allies feel it is necessary. 

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FEBRUARY^, 1971 


Massachusetts Congressman Robert . .— - 

Drinan is co-sponsoring legislator to 
provide tax credits to help families 
meet the costs of higher education. 

The bill, if passed, would provide low 
and middle income families with the much 
needed assistance in meeting the costs 
of education by allowing tax creditof one 
hundred percent on the first 200 dollars 
spent each on higher education. It would 
also allow a twenty-five percent credit 
on expenses from 200 to 500 dollars 
and five percent on expenses from 500 
to 1,500 dollars. 

Declaring that the government must 
aid individuals in obtaining a higher 
education, Congressman Drinan said, "I 
tnink that most of the Americanfamilies 
are tired ot tax policies that penalize 
the working man and his family. Con- 
gress mustdisplay real leadership in this 
field by encouraging, rather than dis- 
couraging, families wishing to provide 
their children with higher education." 
Continuing, he said, "Many times low 
and middle income families find them- 
selves trapped in financial obligations 
which deprive their children the right 
to a higher education," 


Congressman Robert F. Drinan of the 
Massachusetts 3rd Congressional Dis- 
trict has co-sponsored abillintheHouse 
of Representative which would provide 
disability insurance income to every 
blind person who has worked six quar- 
ters in a Social Security covered em- 
ployment. The legislation seeks to cor- 
rect inequities in the present law that 
disallows a blind person to receiving 
income from Social Security if their 
monthly income exceeds $125, Under 
present laws a blind person is, treated 
as a welfare case and does not provide 
for consideration of the special diffi- 
culties involved when a blind person un- 
dertakes employment. 

"A compassionate law," said Con- 
gressman Drinan. "would recognize the 

difficulties faced by a blind person Li 

the employment market and reqard these 

courageous people for incentive rather 

that punish them when they are unable 

to compete. Only in this way can they 

develop their human potential to serve 

themselves and the society in which they 

Congressman Drinan noted that at 

present a blind person has little in- 
centive for seeking employment because 

of limitations in the law which could 

remove his payments should he lose his 



Congressman Robert F. Drinan {.De- 
mocrat. Third Mass, District) has co- 
sponsored two bills which would provide 
for the strict regulation of dumping of 
industrial and municipal waste into the 
coastal waters of the United States, and 
the banning of nonreturnable soft drink 
and beer containers from interstate com- 

The first bill would amend the Fish 
and Wildlife Coordination Act by em- 
powering the Environmental Protection 
Agency to set and enforce standards for 
dumping in order to protect the wild- 
life and ecology of these waters. 

These standards would apply to all 
Federal, State, and Municipal activities, 
and would require that any person seek- 
ing to dump wastes into the nation's 
waters firstsubmit proof that suchdump- 
ing would not disturb the ecology of these 
waters. Violations would be punishable 
by fines of up to $10 ; 000 a day for 
each offense. 

Congressman DrLian said, "I am co- 
sponsoring this bill because itwouldgive 
the Federal government broad powers to 
regulate closely what is dumped intoour 
coastal waters and to punish severly 
those who polute our oceans and coastal 
areas. These bills represent an im- 
portant part of a comprehensive na- 
tional program of aggresively fighting 
environmental destruction. They have 
my complete support." 

The second bill supported by Con- 
gressman Drinan would ban nonreturn- 
able soft drink and beer containers from 
interstate commerce. This would em- 
power the Secretary of Health, Education, 
and Welfare to supervise the removal 
of all such non-returnable containers 
from interstate commerce and to insure 
that they would not be re-introduced in 
the future,. President Richard M. Nixon 
has also recognized the problems posed 
by non-returnable containers. The new 
Council on Environmental Quality has 
been asked by the President to develop 
incentives and laws for re-using and re- 
cycling containers. 

"The bill would do much to asleviate 
the staggering problems of solid waste 
pollution," said the Congressman. "Last 
year alone," he noted, "Americans dis- 
carded over 43 billion of these con- 
tainers. By returning to a money-back 
system we would eliminate the tax costs 
of disposing of these containers, reduce 
blight on the countryside, and affirm the 
practice of recycling the materials we 
use in our daily lives," 



As a new semester started atF.S.C, 
new officers were elected to do the tasks 
of the fraternity. These newly elected 
officers are: 
V.P. of Service 
V. P. of Membership 
V.P. of Fellowship 
Recording Secretary 
Cor, Secretary 
Sargeant at Arms 
Advisors are: Mr. 
(chairman), Dr. Alan Bernstein, Mr, 
John Clark, Mr. Robert Clark, Dr. Law- 
rence Qugley and Dean George Merriam, 
Congratulations to all the new officers. 
fie hupe they fulfill all the obligations 
and standards of the fraternity. 

Joseph Patuleis 

Paul Taylor 

Richard Pauls 

Glen Cote 

James Hodges 

Edward Sweeney 

Donald Sotnick 

James Schlichte 

David Labbe 

Louis Lorenzen 

The APSs are presently engaged in 
several campus activities. They are 
planning aUMOC, uglies man on campus, 
contest, as well as a basketball mara- 
thon. They recently sponsored a Book 
Exchange in order to combat the Book 
Store's unnecessarily high costs. It did 
very well, in fact this was the best year 
yet for the Book Exchange. It sold 
over 225 books and collected more than 
$1,000. Thanks for the support. 

FEBRUARY 26, 1971 



As .a result of recent changes in federal and state laws, constitutional amend- 
ments and court ruling, your right to vote has been substantially changed. Here 
arc some guidelines: 


To vote in Massachusetts you must be registered. You may register if you: 

* are a citizen of the United States 

* will be at least 19 years old by election day 

* will have been a resident of a Massachusetts city or town for six 
months before an election. 


An 18-year-old may vote in any federal election (for President, Vice-President, 
U.S. 'Senator or Congressman). However, at this time he. is not allowed to vote 
in state, city or town elections. 


You must apply in person (unless you are physically disabled) at your city or 
town hall, or at ahotner designated place in a city ward or town precinct. 


Y-eu may register at any time except during the closed registration periods of 
19 days before city, town or state primaries or elections "and 30 davs 
before presidential primaries, state primaries and elections. Special sessions 
are held before all elections prior to thy cluaO of '.he registration period. For 
specific times see your local newspaper or call your town or city clrrk. 


Registration is permanent in Massachusetts. You need register only once, but- 1 

in Massachusetts. 


city or to 

you must re-register 

* you have moved to a 

* you do not respond to a Tune 1st notice that your name is being droppc 
from the annual register of voters (Such notice is sent if your name 
dot's not appear on the listing of residents taken by census in each city 
and town in Massachusetts each January) 

you must correct your regie I ration if: 
f * you change your name through marriage or court action (you may vote 

under your old name until the next January.) 

* you wish to change or cancel vour party affiliation 





t He may if he maintains his legal residence or domicile in the community, and can 

* prove this to the satisfaction uf the registrar of voters. The legal definition of 

domicile involves two factors: physical presence and intent. When dealing with stu- 
l dents, registrars and clerls may explore "Intent" in the li_;ht of such factDrs as: 

< employment in the community, who pay a the tuition, where a car is registered, 

where summer vacations are spent, etc. Final decisions are in the hands of the 
t local registrars. 


The election schedule for S.G.A. of- 
fices will be as follows: 

Ma-ch 1-5: Announcement of nomi- 
nation for S.G.A, ^ executive board, 
S.G.A. class representatives, class of- 
ficers, All-College Council, editor in 
chief of Newspaper, editor in chief of 
Yearbook, and Commuters board execu- 
tive officers and class representatives, 

March 8-13: Nomination papers to be 
taken out in the S.G.A. office for above 
mentioned positions, 

March 18-21: Campaigning for above 
mentioned S.G.A. positions. 

March 24-25: Elections for the above 
mentioned positions. 


In order to bring about better com- 
munication on campus "The Cycle", 
with the aid of the Instructional Me- 
dia Office and the library is diversi- 
fying. It is hope that a library of spo- 
ken editorials, faculty and administration 
interviews and exposition pan be re- 
corded on cassettes and stored near the 
corrals in the library where anyone may 
listen to them during library hours. It 
is hoped that students wishing to ex- 
pound views and opinions, and who do 
not cars to write to the editor will 
contact "The Cycle" and make arrange- 

As a member of the Junior class, 
I would like to congratulate Mary Ann 
Cunha, Judy Galatis,* Mike Shanahan 
(Juniors) and Herman Boudin and anyone 
else responsible for the night of fun 
and enjoyment, "Olympic Foolery,"- 
This was by far the most, organized e- 
vents this school has had; an event where 
everyone had a great time, including 
the fans. If it wasn't showing your skill 
in originality and gymnastics, it was 
displaying your great singing ability. 
I would also like to congratulate the 
Dorm Team on their fine performance 
and display of muscular endurance. 

Again, thanks very much kids, 
Dave Retd, 

ments to be taped. At present people 
are needed to voice opinions and pre- 
pare factual tapes on almost anything they 
are interested in or feel strongly enough 
to act upon. 

The use of video tape recordings will 
also be experimented with to bring about 
a better informed student body. 

Anyone who is enthused about the pos- 
sibilities of better campus communica- 
tion should contact: D. McCarthy. Box 


^___ 1971 YEAR BOOK STAFF 


Cumbres, a growth center community 
•in Dublin. N.H., has announced a new 
ten week program in experiential learn- 
ing for college students. The workshops 
are offered once each week, with a 
choice of Tuesdav or Thursday nights, 
starting September 22nd. The commit- 
ment is S50, 

With students from many colleges, they 
will attempt to explore. the sharing of 
genuine emotions, pluralistic levels of 
awareness, the balance and coordination 
of the intellect, emotions, physical being 
and spiritual nature into an integrated 

Cumbres had been variously described 
in such places as the New York Times 
and the Boston Globe as a College, a 
Monastery, a growth center, acommune, 
a center for conscious living. It is the 
home of 17 staff members of varied 
backgrounds and experiences: Students. 
Artists, Professionals with advanced 
degrees, Businessmen. The founder and 
director is Cesareo Pelaex, a close 
associate of the late humanistic psy- 
chologist Abraham Maslow. 

Activities at Cumbres include the daily 
practice of T'ai chi Ch'uan. an ancient 
Chinese art of meditation in movement. 
There are weekend programs for guests 
who wish a balanced experience in group 
sessions. Longer term residential pro- 
grams are for individuals who wish to 
come and immerse themselves in the 
life and- work, 

Cumbres is based on the innate con- 
viction that each of us is capable of 
becoming more than he already is. This 
growth is encouraged by building on 
people's strengths rather than focusing 
on weaknesses. 

For further information, please see 
Cycle Bulletin Board, 


In the 1909-70 school year, an 1A. 
council evolved, with the administra- 
tion's sanction, to safeguard the students' 

Is the following the same in the place- 
men* of other than I. A. student tea- 
chers? Long hair, beards, .and mus- 
taches, all or one. are limited to cer- 
tain locations for the practice of stu- 
dent teaching. Is this cause for civil 
action? Is this a wave Mr. Clark? 

An open invitation to visit and browse 
in the I. A. building- see what's happen- 


Arts and Crafts fair-all invited to 
participate. Come see what the other 
guy is doing. 

The doctor was on time, roughly. 

Isn't sociology wonderful beneath Dr. 

A belated welcome to Mr. James. 

Anybody know what the teacher's edu- 
cation council is? 

Did you know that I. A, sophs put in 
on paper 32 hours for \S credits? 

- I.A. is fun for everyone, 

Evernoticehow teachers and profs seem 
to think that their courses are the only 
ones a student is taking? 

The JR. Hig'i and Edgerly are conducive 

to learning"? 

Epsilon is growing by two leaps and 

bounds . 

On the lighter side: 

Winter Carnival a success ~ 

Tom Smith newly engaged. Take noes 


Even u'alk Away wonders about Brums 
these days. 

Thank you Gordon & Chris. 



FEBRUARY 26. 1971 


Washington. D.C.--The National Wildlife 
Federation's 35th annual meeting and 
conservation achievement program 
March 5-7 in Portland, Oregon, kick 
off the nation's largest annual gathering 
of conservationists and natural resource 

The Federation meeting is traditionally 
held in conjunction with the North Ame- 
rican Wildlife and Natural Resources 
conference which will follow immediate- 
ly, March 7-10/ 

The Federation's program ••Envi- 
ronmental Quality-Break through or 
Breakdown?" to be heldSaturday, March 
6, in the Portland Hilton will be open 
to the public. 

The morning session includes pre- 
sentations by motion picture star and 
international sportsman Robert Stack. 
General Motors Board Vice Chair- 
man Richard C. Gerstenberg, Astro- 
naut Walter Cunningham aid Environ- 
mental Protection Agency Administrator 
William D. Ruckleshavs. 

Participating in the afternoon session 
will be Anne Bosworth, conservationist 
and sportswoman, Oregon Senator Ro- 
bert W. Packwood, Michael C. Mit- 
chell of the student council on pollu- 
tion and environment, and Illinois At- 
torney General William J. Scott. 

Eddie Albert, film star and conser- 
vationist, will address an awards ban- 
quet March 6, before presentation of 
the Federation's Annual National Dis- 
tinguished Service in Conservation a- 
wards to individuals from across the 
nation whose activities during the past 
year have contributed to natural resource 
protection and environmental quality. 
Names of the award winners will be 
announced in Washington before the an- 
nual meeting. 


KYOTO, Japan Uf - Temple j 
oHicials said the 917-year-ol(J 
bell of Byodoin Temple, which 
has rung in the new year for a 
century, will toll its last this 
New Year's Eve. They said it 
had been damaged by polluted 
air from nearby factories and 
would go into storage. 

• * * • * 



Saturday, March 6, 1971 




ROBERT STACK, Motion Picture Star and Interna- 
tional Sportsman— "A Sportsman's Eye View of the 


RICHARD C. GERSTENBERG, Vice Chairman of.the 
Board, General Motors Corp., Detroit, Michigan. 


Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas— "Space and the 


WILLIAM D. RUCKLESHAUS, Administrator, Environ- 
mental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. 

12:00 m. 

Recess for Lunch 


ANNE BOSWORTH, Conservationist and sportswoman, 
Carmel, California-'What's New, Pussycat?-Cougars, 
The Maligned Predators." 


ROBERT W. PACKWOOD, U.S. Senator from Oregon. 


MICHAEL C. MITCHELL, SCOPE Northwest, Portland, 
Oregon-'Every Dog Has His Day." 


WILLIAM J. SCOTT, Attorney General, State of Illinois 






Saturday, March 6, 1971 

Tickets: $10 Business Attire 

6:30 p.m. 

Reception Galleria and Foyer 

7:00 p.m. 

Banquet Ballroom A 

8:00 p.m. 

Presentation of Colors 

Address by Eddie Albert, 
Presentation ot National Conservation 

Master of Ceremonies-N.A. Winter, Jr. 

Region 10 Director, NWF 

The PHis 


Ptttsbuhgh, Pa. 1S230 

Jan. llf, 1971 

Mr. Ed Chaney 

National Wildlife Federation 
lVl2 Sixteenth St., N.W. 
Washington, D.C, 20036 

Deqr Ed: 

The Press currently is shut down by a strike and I can't cake 
any use o' the enclosed letter ir.redir.tely, althoueh T would 
like to use it sometime in the future as the bcsis for a 

You, 1 suspect, like a lot of us often wonder "Is Anyone Out 
There Listeninp?" and I think many of us get somewhat 
discojrpeeri ->n1 feel th^t no one renlly cares. 

Then you get a letter like the enclosed communication from 
L/Cpl Jam s J. St.->ley in some God-forsaken place like 
Vietnam and you realize that someone is listenln , people 
are concerned, and that makes the whole strugple to protect 
the environment worthwhile. 

I must confess Staley's letter affected me deeply. If some 
guy fightine a bloody, damn war thousands of -lies from home 
can take tine out to express his concern about what is 
happening back ho-e to our environment, then I thir.k vou and 
I an- 5 everyone else shouH rire un ani tell the spoilers 
no more," 

I t l-,k the time for compromise, weasel approaches based on 
th rt - Tas=. belovei! of the spoilers, "economic feasibility" 
is past. I believe we must take a much toueh^r stand than 
W ?KK? Ve ln the r ' 3St " Otherwise ti-e sellers will continue to 
nibble away— destroyinR a strea.irhere, a patchof forest there, 
end "cr - : sopepl-ce else—until nothing is left to fight for. 

At any rate, I thought ;-o<j woolrl like to see Staley'sletter 
for r-oursfilj. If you cm ";ake any use of it, r,o ahead. It 
was a real shot in the orn for ne. 


Fred Jones 
Conservation Editor 

FEBRUARY 26, 1971 



Eastern Airlines has rehired the pilot they fired when he refused to con- 
tinue dumping excess jet fuel in the air after takeoff. The pilot, William 
L. Guthrie, said the fuel contributed to air pollution and made runways 
unnecessarily slick. 

Instead, he had the fuel drained by ground crews before takeoff. The 
airlines contended the practice delayed the flights he commanded. 

Fired October 16, two years before mandatory retirement, Guthrie has 
been rehired with back pay and given an assignment as environmental 
and ecology consultant in addition to his job as senior piiot. 

Forest fires burn 
more than trees. 


The U.S. Department of Agriculture 
has asked the public to express its 
views on mercury pesticides within six- 
ty days of a request published in the 
Federal Register on December 3, 1970, 

Though the action was spurred by the 
USDA, the comments will be evaluated 
by the new Environmental Protection 
Agency which will decide what uses of 
mercury pesticides are essential and 
what ones might be withdrawn to mini- 
mize environmental hazards. The Agri- 
culture Department's previous authority 
to register pesticide products under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Ro- 
dentlcide Act was transferred to EPA 
on December 2,. 1970, 

The USDA cancelled mercurial pesti- 
cide uses in commercial laundries, seed 
treatment, algaecides and slimicides 
earlier in 19^70 after learning of high 
mercury levels in the environment. In 
1969 mercury use in pesticides had al- 
ready declined ten percent from 1968's 
record high, More than 986,000 pounds- 
slightly over sixteen percent of the to- 
tal U.S. mercury con sumption -was used 
for pesticide manufacture. 

Current areas of particular concern 
involve mercury's use on surfaces in 
hospitals, institutions, households and 
restaurants; on ornamental shrubs, trees 
and turf; and on freshly sawed lumber. 
But the EPA will review all other mer- 
cury uses including treatment of certain 
fabrics, nides, leather, paper, plastic, 
and paints in general. 

Written data and comments concerning 
mercury pesticide usage should be sub- 
mitted in triplicate by February 1 to: 
Director, Pesticides Regulation Di- 
vision, Environmental Protection Agency 
Washington, D.C. 20250. 


Top air polluters in the Pittsburgh 
area are being singled out for a new 
kind of honor by a Pennsylvania citi- 
zen's group devoted to breathing clean 

The members of GASP-Croup Against 
Smog and Pollution-have awarded 15 
Allegheny county air polluters "Dirty 
Gertie'' certificates for their contribu- 
tion to the county's air pollution. 

"These i5 companies are chiefly res- 
ponsible for Pittsburgh being named as 
one of the 10 dirtiest cities in the na- 
iio:i," Mrs. Ilenrj Mitdaff, GASP Pre- 
sident, said "\Ve salute those yood neigh- 
bors «no made this award possible." award- is a wall-sized poster, 
suitable for framing, which bears a 
drawing of "Dirty Gertie," a frazzled 
bird gasping for breath, superimposed 
over an explanation of the award and Che 
recipient's name 

Winners of the first 15 "Dirty Gertie" 
awards were: Duquesne Light Co., 
United States Steel Corp., . West Penn 
Power, Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp., 
Wilson Speciality Co., Penn Tallow Co., 
Trumbull Construction and Asphalt Co,, 
Sattellite Alloy Co,, American Tallow 
Corp., Cametco," Inc. North Side Co- 
operage, Rennekamp Sulply Co.. Abra- 
sive Metals, Inc., Hoppers Co., PPG In- 
dustries Coating and Resin Division. 






FEBRUARY 26, 1971 



Gordon Lightfoot, Canada's number 
one male singer, performed beforeasell 
out crowd at Weston Auditorium Sunday 
night with a program of songs ranging 
from folk to pure blue grass and coun- 
try music. Lightfoot, who took the stage 
following Moog Synthesizi specialist, 
wasn't at top form owing his tiredness 
to having played three concerts in two 
days, Fitchburg State being the last. 

With expert assistance from the coun- 
try picking of guitarist Red Shea and 
the solid base lines of Richard Haynes, 
Lightfoot brought delight to the audience 
with his own folk standards "For Lovin' 
Me" and "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" 
His rendition of Kris Kristofferson's 
'■Me and Bobby McGee" is interesting 
in the fact it is in complete contrast 
to versions by stylists likeCharlie Pride 
who tend to lean to a straight country 
style rather than the Lightfoot blue grass 

Lightfoot was visibly disturbed by the 
fact that he had to perform for the full 
two hour concert. He mentioned his 
"trouble with the management" over a 
contract didpute but promised the au- 
dience a full two hour concert. He failed 
to mention the fact that he was being 
paid a considerable amount to perform 
(in the area of $3,500.) The misunder- 
standing with the promoters (the Sopho- 
more Class) was so heated at times 
that it wasn't known for sure whether 
he would perform at ail. The climax 
of all the trouble came when Mark Rice 
asked if flashbulbs could be used and 
Lightfoot retorted,, the concert is to- 
night and seeing that you're the person 
in charge, there will be no pictures 
during concert. At airy other concert 
1 wouldn't care. 

2nd Annual Theatre Festival 

The extra fine acoustics of Weston 
Auditorium and a peaceful crowd made 
for a good concert musically. Although 
Lightfoot's humor left a lot to be de- 
sired, he settled the crowd's restless- 
ness with his fine singing. Composer 
of over three hundred songs, Lightfoot 
mingled his roudy boogie sound and his 
French background to exhibit plenty of 
stage presence, 

Mr. Lightfoot took a pot shot at the 
recent "emergency" and got an ovation 
as he sang his current best selling 
song "If You Could Read My Mind." 
Constantly checking his watch, Light- 
foot seemed to be in a hurry to get 
off the stage. The song receiving the 
warmest hand by the crowd was Light- 
foot's own "Early Morning Rain," re- 
corded in recent years by Bob Bylan 
and Dan and SYLVIA. 

Overlooking all the hassle Lightfoot 
caused before going on stage and the 
snide remarks he said while on stage 
the Gordon Lightfoot concert will be 
remembered as an overwhelming suc- 
cess and the first sell out concert in 
recent years at Fitchburg State, 

Together Again For The First Time! ! ! 
P. D. Q. BACH 


For the benefit of Ihe Pemion fund 


Prof. Peter Schickele 

the Entire, Great and Glorious 
Boston Symphony Orchestra 

conducted' by Doctor Joseph Silverstein 

12631 Seats — Count Them — 2631 Seats\ 

The piogram indudct tertoin unknown and unneceiiory moiler- 
worki of thii jutHy negUtted detcendont of Ihe Bach family: 

The Schleptet in Eb! Sine Kleine NICHTmusik! 
-^ Gross Concerto! Echo Sonata! 

Concerto for Piano VS: Orchestra! 


at 3 O'CLOCK 

Tickets are 

ridiculously priced at; 

' K50, 5, 6, 7, B, 10 

TickeU for this 
unavoidable occasion 
are available liom- 

tne BOX office 

Boston, Mass. 02115 

266-1492 £"~* 

Baldwin Piano DGG and RCA Reco'ds 

- 5 


On Friday and Saturday, March 12 
and 13, FSC Theatre Workshop is spon- 
soring the 2nd Annual State College 
Theatre Festival and Competition. 

The Festival will be the Workshop's 
first attempt at collegiate competition. 
The Festival is based on three very 
simpel ground rules. Each entry must 
be run totally, from director to walk- 
ons, by students of that college. A fifty 
minute maximum is allowed for drama- 
tic activity plus no more than ten mi- 
nutes for the refocusing of lights, the 
setting up and the removal of staging 
and props. Any groups going over this 
time limit is either docked points or 
disqualified, the decision being left up 
to the judges' descression. There is 
no limit to the type of production; all 
and any is welcome. There is a pos- 
sibility therefore, of seeingtheatre rang- 
ing from parts of a Greek tragedy, to 
a modern rock opera scene, to a play 
written by one of the students, all in 
the same night. Because of the pos- 
sibility of such a wide variety, it was 
necessary to choose judges with long 
experience in the theatre, either as a 
critic, actor, director, play-write, or 

To date, three judges have been cho- 
sen. They are Rorerick Nordell, drama 
critic for the Christian Science Moni- 
tor; Marilyn Spear, drama critic for the 
Worcester Telegram: and Larry Stark, 
drama critic for Boston After Dark. 
There is a possibility of an additional 
two judges. A complete list of judges 
will be released later. 

These professionals will bu evaluating 
each entry and each performer. On Sa- 
turday evening, after the final perfor- 
mance, they will spend half an hour de- 
ciding who will receive the trophies for 
best play, best actor, best actress, best 
supporting actor and best supporting 
actress. These trophies are on display 
in the college library showcase from 
February 24 until March 11„ 

Tliere are five state colleges par- 

Fitchburg State's entry is DAVID & 
LISA, by James Reach* This two act 
drama about two emotionally disturbed 
children in a special school has been 
cut by the student director to fit the 
Festival's time limit. The play, which 
is done very much like a television 
script with many short scenes and fre- 
quent blackouts, first began as a novel 
by a noted psychiatrist, Theodore Rubin, 
Then it was put into screen play form 
by Eleanor Perry and became an award 
winning motion picture a Finally it was 
adapted for the stage by Reach. 

Framingham State has chosen the 
light farce, MILLIE, THE BEAUTI- 
son. Millie is a beautiful but penni- 
less heroine, employed as a maid in 
the home of a wealthy woman whose 
son, the manly-chested hero, is deter- 
mined bo marry her. Clifford Ravens- 
wood, the most despicable villain that 
ever lived, comes back into Millie's 
life (he is part of her hideous past!) 
and insists she help him get hold of 
the hero's fortune. When Millie refuses 
he tries to force his attentions on her. 
Tne hero rescues her in the nick of 
time. A real surprise at the very fi- 
nish has left audiences screaming with 

North Adams State is presenting THE 
YEAR, by John Guare. This hlsterrical 
play has a cast of two, He and She. 
They meet on a park bench become 
lovers, but can never marry because 
he is already married to an incre- 
dibly fat woman pushing two incredibly 
fat children in a bright blue perambu- 
lator with a huge blind dog on a leash. 
If the dog is blind, you might ask what 
does the man do'? Very simple, he 
is a seeing eye man for blind dogs. 
Well, eventually his wife finds them in 
the park and chases them with her 
bright blue rifle with a silencer that she 
carries in the bright blue perambulator. 
Confused? Well, so are He and She, 
and it all lends to a fantastically funny 

Salem State chose to do HALLOWEEN 
by Leonard Melfi. This is a rather new, 
bright play, consisting of three actors 
in quite a spooky setting. 

Worcester State is presenting NOON, 
by Terrence McNally. Tins one-act play 
is part of a trilogy, MORNING, NOON, 
and NIGHT. NOON is a modern drama 
set in the loft of an apartment build- 
ing. The setting is old and somewhat 
dirty. It appears to be an abandoned 
attic, but not for long as the actors 
enter and the drama begins. 

The schedule for performance will 
be as follows: 
Framing ham State 8-8:50 
Worcester State 9:10-10 
Salem State 10:10-11 

North Adams State 8-8:50 
Boston State 9:10-10 

Fitchburg State 10:10-11 

Tickets for FSC students, faculty, 
and administration are complementary 
and may be picked up in Thompson Hall 
between Wednesday February 24 and Fri- 
day, February 26, or between Monday, 
March 1 and Wednesday, March 3 a School 
I.D. must be shown. 

Members of other state colleges and 
community colleges may purchase a two 
night ticket through the Theatre Work- 
shop by writing or calling. 

General admission tickets for adults 
and for children are available through 
the Workshop or available at local stores 
in downtown Fitchburg and Leominster. 
Tickets are available for Friday or Sat- 
urday, or a two night ticket at a dis- 

Nancy E, Griggs 

Theatre Workshop 

Box 423 

Fitchburg, Stats College 


First a much-admired novel by the 
eminent psychiatrist, Theodore Isaac 
Rubin, then a screenplay by Eleanor 
Perry from which was made the award- 
winning motion picture, DAVID & LISA 
has now been adapted for the stage with 
the utmost fidelity to its illustrous pro- 
totypes. It retells, by use of the most 
modern stage techniques, the strange, 
appealing and utterly fascinating story of 
the two mentally-disturbed adolescents: 
David, only son of wealthy parents, 
over-protected by a dominating mother, 
who is tortured by his mania against 
being touched; and Lisan, the waif who 
hasnever known parental love, who has 
developed a split personality and is 
in effect two different girls, now of 
whom will speak only in childishrhymes 
and insists upon being spoken to in the 
same manner. The play follows them 
during the course of one term at Berk- 
ley School, where they have come under 
the sympathetic and understanding gui- 
dance of psychiatrist Alan Swinford and 
his staff; follows them through exhila- 
rating progress and depressing retro- 
gression; with laughter and heartbreak 
and suspense, and with the continuous 
absorption of an authentic and well- 
told story about problems that are to- 
tally unfamiliar to most of us. The 
production is extremely simple; it is 
played against drapes and uses a min- 
imum of props, 

DAVID & LISA will be presented in 

the 4th annual All-State College theatre 

Festival hosted by FSC, March 12-13. 

Cast: Mark Rice, Joan Hession, Debi 

Warner, Nancy Griggs, Rick Paula, Bob 
O'Reilly, Mary Ellen Maher, Phil 

Fort in i. 

FEBRUARY 26, 1971 








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coming back 

from iowa 

on route 65 

from that 

small town 

in the middle 

of the cornfields 

with the wide streets 

and the nickle coffee 

the ben franklin shop 

with the over-middle-age clerks 

and that mid-afternoon 


that emptiness 
and nothing to do 
no place to go 

for a stranger 
except the coffee shop 
with the friendly farmers 
with those light blue overalls 
at the day 
on the wind 

he picked 

up a handful 

of corn kernals 

to throw 

into the cranberry bogs 

when he got home, 

David Gerry 

Ashby, Massachusetts 

On Leaving F.5.C. 

On Leaving F.S.C. after 3:00; 
Highland Ave 

shadows lengthen on the lawn, 
people in a rush to cars, 
slammini; doors. 

turning keys, 

engines roar- 
they're ^one away 
to definite destinations 

i walk awav 
and turn the corner 
to see 
another empty street- 
a row of parking meters 

reflecting the sun 

John Going 


Personal identity is a very precious 
thing. It matters not whether you are a 
celebrity or just plain folks. You are 
YOU for what you contribute to life and 
those around you and you want to be 
recognized for that, not ignored or con- 
fused with anyone else. You are an 
entity unto yourself and should strive 
constantly to remain that singular indi- 
vidual. It's sometimes hard because 
one's identity can be threatened at the 
most -n suspecting times. And sometimes 

- impossible to keep from feeling 
lika a small particle of dust, but you 
hang in there and be a rock on the 
bumpy road of life. 


'ie und da ist an den Baumen 
arches bunte BJatt zu seh'n, 
jnd ich bleibe vor den Baumen 
oflmals in Gedankeo steh'n. 

Scliaue nacli dcm einen Blatte. 

hange mcine Hoffnung dran; 

spielt dor Wind mit meinem Blatte, 

zktr'ich, was ich zittern kann. 

•hi und fallt das Blatt zum Boden, 
ulll mit ihm die Hoffnun ab. 
fall' ich selber mit zu Boden, 
wien', wein' auf meiner Hoffnung Grab 


Once on yellow paper with blue lines he wrote a poem, 

And ne called it "Chops" because that was the name of his dog, 

And that was what it was all about, 

And his teacher gave him an "A" and a gold star, 

And his mother hung it on the kitchen door 

And showed it to all of his aunts. 

That was the year that Father Tracey took them all to the zoo 

And let them sing all the way home on the bus. 

And that was the year the girl around the corner 

Sent him a Valentine with a row of X's 

And his mother and father kissed a lot 

That was the year his baby sister was born 

With no hair and tiny toenails. 

And his father tucked him into bed every night. 

Once on a white paper with blue lines he wrote a poem 

And he called it "Autumn" because tha'ts what it was all about. 

And his teacher gave him an "A 1 " AND TOLD HIM TO WRITE MOltE CLEARLY 

And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door 

Because it had just been painted. 

And the kids told him that Father Tracey smoked cigars 

And left the butts in the pews,. 

And the girl around the corner laughed at him for going to Macey's to 

see Santa Clans, 
That was the year his sister got glasses with thick lenses and black 

And his mother and father argued a lot 
And his father never tucked him into bed anymore. 

Once on a paper torn from his notebook he wrote a poem 

And he called it "Question of Innocence" 

Because that was the name of his girl, and that's what it was all about 

And his professor gave him an l 'A" and a long, strange look. 

And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door 

Because he never showed it to her. 

Thai was the year Father Tracey died 

And the girl around Lie corner wore so much make-up it made him sick to 

kiss her 
But he kissed her anyway. 

And he caught his sister necking on the back porch 
And nis mother and father never kissed anymore and hardly ever talked 
And he came home at 3 a.m. and tucked himself into bed. while his father 
snored loudly. 

Once on the back of a pack of matches, he wrote a poem 

And he called it absolutely nothing because tha't what it war, all about 

And ne gave himself an "A" and a slash on each damp wrist 

And he hung it on the bathroom door because he couldin reach the kitchen 

Innocent crystal beginning 

lovable, singing, swirling, mingling, 

jumping-size brooks dancing 

with life stretching, sliding, plunging. 

To factory sewers and poisoned. 

victim, in concrete encases 

raped, buried, haggard, 

weaves and coughs in stench and waste 

Iridescent slicks by cracked mud flats 
black slime and shallow murk 
greenish brown, opaque brown 
behind our cities doomed to lurk. 

Shocking degeneration 
indefference and hating 
the river wends it's way 
untouched by human hands today. 

by Mark C,L. Mailey 

the stars 
still shine* 

the wind 
still blows 
you left 
me alone, 
I still 
Love you 

there were 
people on 
Bradford Street 
in the 
knee deep 
water of a 
full moon tide 
sewer back up 


Instead of being 
and caring for all the 
Things that life leaves 
On our weary shoulders 
wiry not just lie 
sand and wind and seagulls 
hot and slivers of wood 
and sand on your back 
salt water and people 
why not just lie and en- 
joy instead of having to 
be somebodv. 


by Barbara W. Tuchman 

Mrs. Tuchman recreates the story of the American experi- 
ence in China — from the demise of the Manchus to the 
rise of Mao Tse-tung. 

Using previously unpublished material and Stilwell's own 
diaries and papers, Mrs. Tuchman documents America's 
Far Eastern policy during the first part of the century from 
the time Stilwell first visited China in 1911, following 
action as a fledglinq officer in the Philippines, to World 
War II, when Stilwell was promoted to four-star qeneral 
to make his China appointment more palatable to Chiang 
Kai-shek. Included is the qripping story of Stilwell's retreat 
across the treacherous Burma border into India, and his 
dogged^ insistence on the building of the Ledo road back 
-a factor which was to be a turning point 

he war against Japan. 

i the 

As a young woman, Mrs. Tuchman witnessed the 
Japanese incursions into Manchuria,, the emergence of 
Japan on the world stage, and the beginning of China's 
entry into the second World War. Later, from her van- 
tage point on the Far Eastern Desk of the Office of War 
Information, the author was able to observe the course of 
events in the Far East, the interplay of allied politics, and 
the provocative personalities the unfolding drama invoked 



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After waiting almost three weeks, 
Bok Ghanstani secured an interview with 
the first Robin — and as far as we 
know, the most articulate one. 

Bok: Before we begin, let me express 
my appreciation on behalf of the eollege 
for your cooperation Li setting up this 
interview, I know you have had an 
exhausting trip. How far hava you tra- 
velled to return to Massachusetts? 

ROBIN: Chirp chirp, fweet. 
BOK: Is that as the crow flies? Never- 
mind -- Where did you spend the winter? 

ROBIN : Ftweek chifp, chirp t week, cheep. 

BOK: That's quite a lot of moving around, 
Td think it would be easier for you 
than for - say - a blackbird or crow. 

ROBIN: Cheep chirp fweek. twee cheek. 


BOK: Of course you're excused - 

but tell me more about those telegraph 


ROBrN: Freep cheep eek. 
BOK: I see. Why wasn't it made retro- 

ROBIN: Eeep chip, chirp reep fweet, 

BOK: Hmm. I didn't realize the ground- 
hog lobby was that strong. 

ROBlN:Ohirp spreep ftwee. 
BOK; But why pig's knuckles. 

ROBIN: Schreep, 
BOK: Spiggy? 

ROBIN: Eep tweet -- brveep! 

BOK: Conflict of interest with whom? 

ROBIN: Thieu freep kyeep. 
BOK: Hmm! Im beginni«ig to think that 
the Southern strategy is a bit more 
comprehensive than we suspected. 

ROBIN: Fweet eep kyeep ssteep, veep 
peep ciarp aeeip. 

BOK: NO!! 

ROBIN: Yeep. 

BOK: Well, thatis interesting --Tell me, 
did the fact that you have a red-breast 
have any effect on the general reaction 
to you in the South? 

ROBIN: Kweep freop, chirp chirp. 
BOK: Yes — but does everyone know 
about the blue eggs? 

ROBIN: Cheek freep eek. 

BOK: Well, anyways, now that you're 

back home, do you have any advice for 

any of us contemplating a trip to the 


ROBIN: Kweep. freep chirp eirp feop 

BOK: Wear your dull feathers; don't use 
the birdbaths; and stay high, eh! That 
sounds tike good advice. 

Tell me, there 
on the ground 
to catch worms' 

is still a lot of snow 
-- how ar9 you going 

ROBIN: Chirp chirp eep. fweet brreeep! 
BOK: Well, they're up to 3C each now - 
imported. We only have enough time left 
for one question. 

ROBIN: Eek, eirp chirp fweet? 

BOK: Ask me a question? Well, yes. 

that's alright, What would you like to 


ROBIN: Beek chirp, eep fweet. Dierp 
breep meeirp reep tweet, chirp eek 
eeek tweep yu - eep heep chirp chirp 

BOK: Well, to answer your first question 
I think so, but no one knows for sure 
except strange Alfred. 
As for your second question, I've never 
seen a magenta flamingo. As for your 
last question — freep chirp, mleep. 


18 Putnam St. Fitch bo<?6 

"TELe. 3^5-5*26 


FEBRUARY 26, 1971 



The COMMUTER BOX 59 is an open 
column dedicated to the commuter com- 
munity of the college. The policy of 
the column is to voice any and all com- 
plaints concerning commuter students. 
It is also [he policy of this column to 
print all letters sent to COMMUTER BOX 
59. Tne letter, if it is a letter, that 
1 received last week will be printedbut 
nol iviiiiont comment. First, I suggest 
tne writer learn to spell my name 
as it appears in every column I write,, 
Second, I don't think you would appre- 
ciate receiving a note in the condition 
that I received yours, A torn piece of 
\ scrap paper stuffed in a mail slot is 
not a proper reply to a newspaper co- 
lumn. Last of all, it is not necessary 
io use off color language in print to 
put a point across.If a writer feels 
he must do so no matter how common 
the word, then his point has no sub- 

If you're so damn concerned about the 
commuters, why did you have the S.G.A. 
sanctioned commuter board elections in- 
vestigated. Could it be that you are a 
sore loser!?! 

Please reply, we're just dying to know. 
Soph Commuter 
Box 212 

Dear Soph Cummuter and we're, 

Yes 1 am concerned about the com- 
muter, concerned enough to seek out 
people and ideas to make life better for 
the commuter. I am concerned enough 
to spend my time working for the school 
newspaper writing this commuter col- 
umn, the only communications link be- 
tween commuting students. I am 
concerned enough not to spend my free 
time sitting in the commuter lounge 
playing cards and talking down opponents 
of my ideas, Maybe as part of the group 
of regulars in the commuter lounge you 
could help keep the lounge from getting 
wrecked periodically. We may not have 
a Commuter Board but we do have a 
commuter lounged as such, 

As to why I had the S.G.A. sanc- 
tioned elections investigated, the reasons 
are clear. A student body representa- 
tive should be duly elected by the stu- 
dent body by free choice. The S G A 
is not a Gid. The stamp S.G.A. sanc- 
tioned does not make it alright The 
election was controlled. The accusation 
that the election was controlled and pos- 
sibly fixed is not an idle remark 
The S.G.A, themselves voided the elec- 
tion after hearing the evidence of vio- 
lations and abuses. If you are so con- 
cerned then you yourself would not want 
to see someone get into office on a fixed 
election. If you were so concerned then 
you would have taken the time to read 
the S.G.A minuted that explaining the 
vote that voided the elections. 

Am I a sore loser? You might say 
so. Sore because all I could do was have 
the elections voided. If I could, I would 
have had certain people disqualified from 
ever running in an election again. A 
person's right to vote no matter how 
unimportant the office should never be 
controlled or blocked. Don't you think 
that the students know what went on? 
1 don't think you are aware of the know- 
ledge of your fellow students. You are 
selling their intelligence short. You sit 
there in the commuter, lounge amongyour 
small circle of friends and hope to feel 
the pulse of 1900 commuter students. 
The truth of the matter is, you could 
not take the competition. 

The questions to ask in regard to the 
commuter elections are: Who kept it 
quiet until the last possible minute? Who 
closed the nomination papers date a 
day early? Who kept telling voters they 
could not vote for various reasons? Why 
was a student roster missing from the 
election? Why were their more votes 
than voters? Why were any opposingcan- 
didates and why was every office un- 
opposed? When you can answer this, 
Box 212, then I will say I was a sore 
loser. Until then I will run in any election 
held by the student governmentforCom- 
miiter Board president. My interest lies 
with the student and the college first, 
then myself. Something to remember, 
just because a person finds a vacant 
office to run for, does not mean he 
should get the job. All offices are 
open to qualified applicants . If you 
feel I am a sore loser, then I suggest 
you run for the job. That is, when we 
have an election. 

I would like to use the space I have 
left to ask the student government to 
try to move the election date up as 
soon as possible. We need the Commuter 
Board, but we need a board that is re- 
presentative of the whole commuter body, 
The next move is up to the S.G.A. 
and the Deans of Men and Women. 



Someone replaced the "G" in col- 
lege on that beautiful sign in front of 
Thompson Hall. As a commuter I would 
notice something like that on my third 
trip around the campus looking for a 
parking space. It's alright though, I 
nave a Fitchburg State sticker on m.v 
car. The fifty cents I paid gives me the 
right to drive around the campus looking 
for a parking space. Speaking of money, 
the Fitchburg State campus police will 
have someone at the end of the regis- 
tration line to collect fifty cents from 
those first time. I hope they are smart 
viough not to buy one the second time 
so. Yes, we do have a campus police 
Jrce to protect students cars To my 
knowledge, three students have iiad cars 
stolen this semester, one with a complete 
loss of over S 1,000. It is strange how 
one sees the campus police always 
hanging around the new construction or 
m the courtyard or the high rise during 
class hours. Since the onslaught of cold 
weather and snow, they are protecting' 
the high rise. Could it be the high 
theft count? I understand there has been 
a rash of heating system robberies in 
college dorms lately. I mus t say they 
are on the job. 1 am sure the studenu 
automobiles will be well protected in the 

The new semester will bring with it 
many problems for commuters. We still 
have January and February' to look 
forward to tor snow. It's not early to 
wish for spring. Word has it from 
mj colleagues that they have had it 
with the bookstore. One writer that I 
know of is pushing for a boycott of the 
bookstore. From what I gather from the 
S.G.A. and the newspaper staff they are 
for it. As the writer of the commuter 
column, I agree with them. Mv view 
lies with the high cost of school to the 
commuting student. Food, gas, and tui- 
tion are high enough. Someone should 
give us a fair shake. I hope every com- 
muter gives some thought to this Even 
if you must buy textbooks at the book- 
store, you can buy your notebook down- 
town. Even if you have to go a little 
out of your way to get that thesis pa- 
per, you are not giving the money to 
the bookstore. From what I have seen of 
the operation they sure don't deserve 
it. I go there as little as possible, 

J. Alfred Reilly 


A five-week seminar on drug abuse 
will be held at Worcester State Col- 
lege Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb- 
ruary 25 to March 25 at 2:30 p.m. All 
sessions of the seminar sponsored by 
the WSC Drug Education Committee will 
be open to the public. 

The program will include formal ses- 
sions with guest speakers each Thurs- 
day in the Faculty Lounge and informal 
"rap sessions" each Tuesday in the cam- 
pus Coffee House. 

The program is designed to acquaint 
students in general with the drug si- 
tuation, but emphasis will be placed on 
strengthening the background of students 
planning a career in education, according 
to WSC Dean Helen G. Shaughnessy, 
Drug Education Committee chairman. 
Speakers at the Thursday sessions will 
include scientists and educators with 
special background in drug abuse pro- 
blems. Herb Taylor, special assistant 
to the President of WSC, will open the 
seminar February 25, His topic is 
"Taking a Trip With Timothy Leary." 
Mr. Taylor has worked extensively with 
the drug situation in the Dulutli, Minne- 
sota school system, and conducted per- 
sonal experiments with LSD during the 
early years of the psychedelic drug 
"movement". He will also direct the 
Tuesday "rap sessions," 

On Thursday, March 5, Sergeant Wil- 
liam Colleary of the Southboro Police 
Department will give a police officer's 
viewpoint on drug abuse. His topic is 
"Hark, Hark, The Nark." 

Dr. John Scott, director of the Wor- 
cester Child Guidance Center, will dis- 
cuss why people take drugs on Thurs- 
day, March 11. His topic is "Dropping, 
Popping, Snorting and Shooting Up." 
On Thursday, March 18, Dr. Aaron 
Feldstein, a senior scientist in beha- 
vorial science at the Worcester Foun- 
dation for Experimental Biology, will 
explain what drugs do to the human 
body. His topic is "You've Only Got 
One Body." 

The lecture series will close on March 
25 with a talk given by Robert Anastas, 
Drug Education Coordinator at Framing- 
ham North High School and Mass- 
achusetts Teacher of the year. He will 
discuss what teachers can do about drug 
abuse. His topic is "Is American Edu- 
cation Going to Pot?" 

A bibliography on drugs and drug 
abuse will also be made available to 
seminar participants. 


Starting next September, the dining hall 
for resident students will be run by a 
catering service rather than by the pre- 
sent staff. This is due to the fact that 
the state has evidently failed to fulfill 
its responsibilities in subsidizing our 
food program. As a result, the adminis- 
tration has decided to employ a private 
enterprise, such as the one in the 
Commuter's Cafeteria, except on a 
larger scale. 

At present, the facts surrounding this 
move are a bit vague. The cost for this 
neW service will be definitely higher 
however, the exact amount of increase 
is as yet unknown. Hopefully, the stu- 
dents involved will be consulted in the 
selection or a company A number of 
otner questions also need to be answered 
pertaining to such issues as rations and 
the possibility of the use of machines. 

On Thursday February 25th, there is 
scheduled a Food Service Meeting. Un- 
Undoubtedly, the topic of next year's 
food management program will be dis- 
cussed. The "Cycle" will bring you 
all further developments in this area, 












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FEBRUARY 26, 1971 



The power of the pen is mightier than 
the power of the sword. Many great 
men have felt this to be true, but their 
power did not live in their pen alone; 
such power came from the people they 
represented. The power of the pen is 
as weak as the feathers on the stem 
of the 'quill at F.S.C. The student news- 
. paper voices the cares and feelings of 
the students but there it dies. A paper 
cannot survive without the backing of its 
readers. The goal of The Cycle is not 
to disrupt and tear down, but to pro- 
ject the image of the student. The stu- 
dent image is one of change and im- 
provement, but this is only talkatFitch- 

The student body at Fitchburg is weak 
and spineless, an unorganized glob of 
fun loving children void of any concep- 
tion of tomorrow. To Fitchburg stu- 
dents, responsibility is a word to be 
spelled in an elementary spelling bee 
for a prize. Personal rights and pride 
are sold for parietals, or the right to 
live off campus. He would sell his soul 
to pass a test Capitulation is the cross 
on his banner. The right to be a Mo- 
hawk bears more weight than his citi- 
zenship in the world, and Newman is the 
watchword to be listed in Who's Who 
in the American college scene. There 
are those who Try, but their fame is 
honored only where the lovers of Don 
Quixote and John the Baptist go to wor- 
ship. Nero played his fiddle while Rome 
burned around him and men were sold 
into feudalism for 300 years. 

What are the students' complaints at 
Fitchburg? Some of the more familiar 
one are: parietals, the bookstore, park- 
ing, childish requirements in courses, 
obsolete professors, obsolete adminis- 
tration, high cost offoodinthecommuter 
cafeteria, corrupt student government, 
fixed elections, unnecessaryfinal exams, 
a deaf President who is never in his 
office and a new student union. For a 
full list, check with one of the frater- 
nities or sororities on campus. They 
talk a lot about them. That's all they 
do is talk. 

Is student unrest necessary tocorrect 
some of the wrong? "Yes". Over the 
years students at Fitchburg have sold 
their rights to the administration for 
God knows what. PresidentHammondhas 
been able to keep the students locked 
up in his hands by force and threats. 
With his connections at the State House 
and the Board of Trustees backing him, 
he has kept a firm grip on things at 
Fitchburg. As long as he kept the stu- 
dent body of F.S.C. quiet and out of the 
public eye the sea was calm. What we 
must do is get into the public eye. 
We must have the President answer to 
the Board of Trustees. 

The problems at Boston State College 
should be the focus of attention of all 
students at state colleges in Mass. Any 
group of students that can get the Board 
of Trustees to meet at their student 
union must have something on the ball. 
One must understand that not the whole 
board met at Boston State, only those 
that lived close to Boston, Never the 
less, the demands of students were met. 
The firing of four professors without 
just cause was the issue under fire. 
The students did not want the professors 
fired because they were good. Not poli- 
tically good, but academically good, The 
underlying thinking in the administration 
of Boston State was that a good poli- 
tical slot is going to be lost to tenure. 
The students felt that the professors 
were above political appointment and had 
some thing to offer the students, there- 
fore they should be given tenure. The 
thinking of the student body was: the 
student should have a voice in that which 
effects the students life. After much de- 
bate, the Board of Trustees gave in. 
To quote a Boston TV station: "They 
knuckled under to student demands." 
This is in some respects wrong. The 
trustees did not knuckle under, they rea- 
lized that to progress in education and 
to fulfill a lot of federal requirements 
in higher education the standards will 
have to change. The student must have 
a say in his own destiny. They have re- 
cognized that the president of a col- 
lege is not always right in all matters, 
■ that without the students they are out 
of a job as are all other college em- 

Both the student body and the adminis- 
tration should take a lesson from the 
situation at Boston State. If the stu- 
dent body could get together, we could 
push some of our demands into the spot- 
light and put the administration on the 
spot. That is, as long as what we are 
demanding is not on the edge of the 
ridiculous. The administration should 
also take note that we are people and 
we have rights just as they do. The 
Board of Trustees can see this, Does 
the President know something that the 
Board of Trustees is not aware of? 


At a recent board of trustees meet- 
ing, a report was submitted by the Com- 
mittee on buildings and grounds. In the 
report it was recommended that a new 
state college be raised somewhere in 
the location of Boston. A total 
of $100,000,000 to be appropriate with 
$3,000,000 to be allotted in the year 
1971 and 1972. 

After much discussion on the matter 
it was finally voted to: For a new 
state college to be established in the 
greater Boston area, with a requested 
initial appropriation of 30,000,000, and 
details supporting this recommendation 
to be developed by the staff of the Board 
of Trustees in cooperation with the Staff 
of the Board of Higher Education, 



Can a poor old slob find happiness 
in Florida at a place called St. Leo's? 

Yes ladies and gentlemen, that poor 
old soothsayer of the grocery store 
business, in the lastfew months of school, 
has gone from rags to even more rags. 
In a last not desperate pursuit of achick 
name Coleen, yes friends, Coleen the 
Campus Queen, age old rival to Lolita, 
marred by Libby disappears from nor- 
mal campus life. 

It seems that in her escape from this 
mad woman lover, her ideas have ra- 
dically changed. In so much that she 
seems that she has finally met her match 
of the opposite sex; yes, from a slob 
to a satisfier, overnight? 

Libby, a happy-go-lucky freak, 
dragged himself through the streets of 
Harlem, through the ghettos of War- 
saw, not only in the pursuit of his 
future, but in pursuit of the woman, . 
the woman he loved. 

It seems now, that our friend Tom 
has sort of disappeared again with his 
new love. 

But don't worry pleasure seekers, you 
never know where he'll show up next: 
O'Halleran's in New York, to the shores 
of once sunny Cape Cod, but watch that 
heavy aroma; Libby lurks. 

In case anyone spots him, tell him 
A Hope Chest. 




Thus far, the 1970-71 year has brought 
many complications for F.S.C. 's New- 
man Association, but in spite of these, 
Newman's programs have proven to be 
both interesting and enjoyable for those 
who have participated. Last fall, the new 
policy of not allowing the association 
to have a sign-up booth in the regis- 
tration line was definitely a reason 
for the marked decrease in member- 
ship. Father James Lehane, spiritual 
director, was hospitalized, thus making 
regular Tuesday and Thursday masses 
temporarily impossible. But the officers, 
chairmen, and advisors have thus far 
presented a varied social calendar. We 
only hope that more people will become 

Liturgical chairman, Jo-Jo La- 
lumiere, and ner committee have been 
quite successful in planning Sunday 
masses and the February 7th dedication. 

Social chairman, Donna Travers, 
headed such events as the annual New- 
man picnic, coffee nouses, the October 
hayride, Christmas caroling, theChrist- 
mas party and the planetary presenta- 

Educational chairman, Rosemary 
Kelly, has been very successful in her 
"Give and Take" Program, in which 
invited faculty and administration mem- 
bers have been available at the center 
for rap sessions. 

In the line of service, Newman was 
instrumental in the sweater drive both 
on campus and throughout Fitchburg and 

Plans for second semester will include 
the continuation of a membership drive 
for those interested in joining Newman 
for second semester. Semester dues for 
new members are $2,00 and can be paid 
to any officer or chairman or at the 
center itself. Why not get involved? 


A favorable horoscope caused by the 
3rd Ulna, a crossing of the paths of 
Procyon, in ascension, and Betelgeuse, 
of the celestial 12th sector, makes it 
wise to use this next month for finan- 
cial planning. Strictly by coincidence the 
S.G.A, financial committee is calling 
for budgets from groups seeking support 
from the 1971-1972 Student Activity Fee. 

Thousands of dollars will begoinginto 
movies, shows, campus organizations, 
the school newspaper, and other student 
activities. Most everyone knows where 
this money comes from, and some of 
the uses it serves, I'd like now to ex- 
plain how to apply for some of this 
money. The following requirements may 
be used as guidelines; 

First, the money should be used for 
a good reason, The majority of the stu- 
dent body wants quality entertainment and 

Second, the use of the money should 
apply t o the benefit of all the students. 
If over two thousand students pay into 
the student activity fee, then that same 
amount of students should be able to 
enjoy it. 

Third, the requested amount should be 
realistic. The budgeting of the student 
activity fee to organizations is balanced 
to provide enough money in each area 
without causing a surplus, which would 
perhaps deny the funding of some other 

The fourth guideline is to get your 
request in. The S.G.A. will have to 
complete the 1971-1972 budget soon, 
in order to influence the size of the 
student activity fee for next year. 

As I stated in the last MONEY TALKS, 
I'm hoping to get a reduction in the cost 
per student of the activity fee for next 
year. It'd be nice to see a bill go down 
instead of up. Another thing to keep on 
your mind is that in about a month 
elections for Student Governemt of- 
ficers will be here, I'm not intending 
to campaln for Treasurer again, although 
I do hope to stay in Student Govern- 
ment. A very important point I want 
you to realize is that it's a very im- 
portant position. When someone has the 
responsibility for our collective 50, to 
60,000.00 dollars, It's a good idea to 
chose that person wisely. Please exer- 
cise your right to vote. 

Authors' note: the above guidelines 
were created by Mark Manley and are 
not official S.G.A. policy. 


The other day while talking with an 
alumnus of F.S.C. of the Class of "63", 
we discussed the present day campus, 
I informed her of several changes that 
had taken place after she graduated. 
These were the dropping of the old dress 
code, new academic requirements, new 
buildings, parietal hours, a new name 
for the old "Campus Vue", and a brief 
show of interest in a nationally impor- 
tant issue. A few things hadn't changed 
though. The commuters' cafe still looms 
dirty and dingy, the food is still ter- 
rible and expensive, commuters and 
dorm students still "coexist" much like 
the Russians and the Americans do, and 
above all, we still haveourcardplayers. 
Ah, yes, someday F.S.C. will erect 
a gilded monument to the present day 
descendents of the illustrious Miss- 
issippi River boat gamblers and the 
Western saloon masters of the trade. 
Those dedicated student card players 
do indeed deserve some recognition, for 
they have become a well established 
tradition at Fitchburg State, Their monu- 
ment should be placed in the positions 
where those venerable card tables now 
stand, somewhat obstructing all traffic 
through the lobby. This is so we will 
retain for future generations of students, 
the tradition as we all know and love 
it today. 

However, since the card playing ele- 
ment appears to such a vital part of 
our college, perhaps the administration 
should do something, by way of sub- 
sidy and advertising, to promote it so 
it will not die out. Perhaps new col- 
lege catalogues could be made up which 
might provide incentive to students who 
have a high aptitude for card playing. 
They could include an 8 X 10 glossy 
of a group of F.S.C. students playing 
an exciting game of gin rummy. Then 
maybe the administration could make 
card playing an intramural or inter- 
collegiate activity. Courses should de- 
finitely be offered in Card Playing I 
& II for beginners, Advanced Card Play- 
ing n & IV, and perhaps electives in 
card tricks for the student who seeks 
a little variety. 

The administration should open rooms 
in Thompson Hall where individuals 
may get a little rest during a long card 
playing marathon. After all, even the 
CLncinatti Kid had to rest every now 
and then. These rooms will make it 
possible for students to be on the spot 
for another game as soon as the sun 
rises. It will also allow each student 
and all his card playing buddies to play 
long into the wee hours of the night. 
That ecstasy! 

Maybe, if enough students ask, the 
commuters' cafe will provide special 
rates and hire more people to cater 
hot food and sandwiches to those card 
sharks who hate to leave a good game. 
One thing I find to be unfortunate is 
that these students must attend classes 
that often times interrupt their interest- 
ing games, Granted, they don't let most 
of their silly classes bother them (we 
have a no-cut system, you know), but 
once in a while they do take in a few 
classes. This often gives them a chance 
to rest and plot out new ways to out- 
fox their card playing buddies in the 
next game. Maybe these students can 
register themselves as card players and 
be excused from such menial trivialities 
as tests, quizes and term papers. 

When and if these card sharks gra- 
duate, they will be so experienced and 
deft at dealing, shuffling and playing 
cards, that they will receive jobs on 
the spot from scouts from the great 
gambling houses and poolrooms of Paw- 
tucket and Las Vega, I'm not too sure 
they will be very successful at obtain- 
ing jobs in the teaching profession, but 
playing cards is so much more fun 
than teaching, anyways, Shucks, anybody 
knows that! 

Any of you people who share the 
•same views and feelings that I do, 
please write the editor and express your 
ideas and suggestions. After that it will 
only be a matter of time before these 
reforms will be brought about, I'm sure.,' 
After all we must all extend a helping 
hand to our card playing buddies since 
they need all their time to play cards 
and should not have to be bogged down 
writing to the paper. 
C. Fusius. 


FEBRUARY 26, 1971 




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FEBRUARY 26, 1971 



In their two most recent outings, 
the Falcons hockey team has shown some 
signs of life. Although they were de- 
feated 10-5 by Bridgewater on February 
8 and 13-4 by Babson on February 18, 
their goal production has increased. Ex- 
perience is coming slow and painful to 
the hockey team. In their first year, 
the Falcons' record is now 0-11 but they 
have produced nine goals in their past 
two games. Perhaps next year, with one 
year's experience, the team can stiffen 
up its defense and produce a winner. 

Slaps hots - 
After the fracas at the Bridgewater 
game involving the players and the fans 
at the penalty box. the Physical Edu- 
cation Department met with the hockey 
team to seek a solution to the problem. 
They decided that the home team stands 
be moved to the side of the Civic Cen- 
ter opposite the penalty box. They hope 
that since the penalized players will 
not be placed right in front of any 
irate home fans so that future con- 
frontations between opposing players and 
FSC fans will be prevented. 

The hockey team dropped its last game 
against assamptionll-3on Monday night. 

The basketball team also went down 
to defeat against castleton in their last 
home game Tuesday night. The score 
was Castleton-30 Falcons-41 






MARCH 1, 1971 


FEBRUARY 26, 1971 


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Future Teachers of America 

Welcome back to all you students who made the grade and are able to continue 
in your pursuit of a higher education. However, before you give yourself the old 
"pat on the back", I'd like you to think about the reasons you are attending this 
institution. Sit down for a few minutes and ask yourself questions pertaining to 
your hopefully, future profession of teaching. There are many questions you may 
ask, such as: Will I be a good teacher? What qualities does a principal look for 
in a prospect? Am I going to be well prepared enough when I graduate and if not, 
how do I prepare myself? 

In the last week or so, I was able to interview Mr. Donald Cummings, the 
principal of both the Bartley/Nolan and the South Fitchburg Elementary Schools. 
This interview, I'm sure, will interest not only elementary education majors 
but all other members of the college community, including the faculty and 

Mr. Cummings has worked with children for nearly 21 years and has served 
eleven years as an educator and administrator. Firstof all I asked Mr. Cummings 
what he felt the duties of an administrator were. He defined a good administrator 
as being a person who has trust in the people he works with and is willingly 
able to delegate authority to them He also stressed the importance of an adminis- 
trator who is well versed in the art of obtaining funds on the state and federal 
levels. He feels that since, someday teachers will exert some influence as to 
where funds will be distributed, courses showing teachers how and where to 
obtain them will be quite necessary. 

As far as his choice of a new teacher is concerned, Mr. Cummings places 
a great deal of value on the personal interview with a prospect. He stated that the 
"information or grades that a person may have does have some bearing' on my 
decision, but I am more interested in the individual's lifestyle. In order to become 
a good teacher, you must work off of your own lifestyle, but must polish your 
rough edges." He also felt "If a person has a humanistic attitude, they've learned 
something after four years of school/' 

He described to me the "checklist" that most principals emplov in evaluating 
the teachers within their school. He listed personal habits, human relations, 
classroom techniques, recommendations, and comments. After he has made out 
this report it is seen and signed by the person who has been evaluated. "I 
feel that tiie most important part of this form is the comments and this form 
ne'ps me to sit down with the teacher and discuss his N's (Needs improvement) " 
"The mark of a good teacher is to be able to look into one-self honestly, and 
sincerely ask others for ideas which would lead to improvement. Also I feel 
that the highest rating I can give is that he is resourceful,"The greatest mark 
agaust a teacher is indifference and his unwillingness to learn how to solve 
problems that exist. He feels that teachers ars no longer able to work an 8-00- 
2:00 day and be successful in their profession, Teachers must become involved in 
the whole school, not just in their single classroom. "Fragmentation is one of 
society s serious problems, and in order to combat it, there must be an inte- 
gration of all forces and talents available." 

His opinion of F.S.C. graduates is'"as far as I'm concerned, most of the 
teachers tha come out of F.S.C. are good." He does not have enough knowledge 
about the college itself, but he feels that "as long as it helps the student develop 
techniques and ideas to work with, and is interested in their problems, it is doing 
a good job. ' Hut idea of student teacher to feel that he is operating on his own 
power He feels that too often a student enters teaching insecure and afraid to 
run class on his own. 

wiS , Cumm ( In g s oterad sev eral recommendations on techniques and methods 
which he felt would help prepare the student for teaching. He felt that micro 
iuZt "*"*?*»*»*.«* *at role-playing, as tough as it might be for tS 
student, should be experienced by the student on the undergraduate level rather 

teta* heS" 1 te .» hmg - h w G ? **i <*>*»"** *« mother tool he mentioned Z 
being helpful. "It is helpful m that it allows the student to see himself in the 

tttrZ ZT he ^ iUdfie WS 0W1 ■"*"»« «" ^ to woTonlt 
mut not a S , ^° V ! ment * He StreSS&d ^ ^Porfcnce that supervisors 
must not label a student as a good or bad teacher after training experiences 

JSJ^ST^* f Ve me What he tJ * mBht were factor's duties. "The most 
ci itical thing in education today is not academics, it is adjustment There m"t 

t a 7*ZZT £ th i rap ? Utlc "^"tions which wi.lle.pthe indiv dual « 
and not react to the situations which every teacher faces." Therapeutic inter- 
ventions are things which teachers hav* been doing for years, ne£ rea^ine 
perhaps that they were doing them. An example rfa teacheT g vlng h^cS 
weekend free from homework to reward them for their hard ^ork^otter 
is applymg -verbal pressure" when necessary or being rrTenZL under 

leacS W Ki f 6 ' he Stat6d ' WaS me ^ anoveracttiononthepartof 
11^ ' r ll ,t the " P :' ,S actm * *■ * certain situation with tact and a good 
nderstandmg of the indwtdual student. Mr. Cummings also stated thJteiSrl 
oust be to try different angles to solve problems they IrefLtf wttt 
*?sSts ^ "^ ^ h ° neSt "^ th6mSelVeS - *«*~l™^ 


Wellesley, Mass Students applying 

for the forty paid Internships in Eco- 
nomic Development available for the 
Summer of 1971 must file applications 
before Monday, March 22, 1971, it was 
announced today by the New England 
Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). 

Twenty-five graduate students and 15 
undergraduates from the New England 
region will be appointed by NEBHE to 
12 week internships with regional, state, 
and local economic development organi- 

Graduate students will receive a net 
educational allowance of eighty-eight 
dollars (§88) per week; undergraduates 
will receive a net educational allowance 
of seventy-eight dollars ($78) per week. 
Up to two-hundred dollars ($200) will 
be allowed for tra^drV and miscella- 
neous expenses. 

Application forms and further infor- 
mation can be obtained from the of- 
fices of Dean of Students, Department 
Chairmen in the Social Sciences, Busi- 
ness, Mathematics, or by writing to the 
attention of Norman Stein, Project Di- 
rector, New England Board of Higher 
Education, 20 Walnut Street, Wellesley 
Mass. 02181. 

Mr, Cummings expressed the feeling that he would like to see more elementary 
maiors participate in and attend secondary courses and seminars, since they 
generally offer a great deal of information. Another point which he appeared to 
hold in great concern was that secondary maiors should not be afraid to look and 
move into the other direction as well. "Too many students are hung with the 
status and position of being in secondary education and too often don't realize 
how intelligent and alive elementary school kids really are," He also said that 
the elementary school is no longer the scene of the old school marm and that 
there is a real need for male teachers in elementary. 

Mr. Cummings as an administrator, isinagood position to bring about effective 
change. He feels that it is a long tedious job to bring about EFFECTIVE change, 
but is deeply grateful for the help he has received from Dr, Finch, Supt, of Schools 
in Fitchburg, Mr. Cummings does not believe in change for the sake of change 
but rather "change for the sake of developing a happy, turtied-on. meaningful 
work atmosphere within the school," 

On the whole, I found this interview quite interesting and I hope it has given 
you a little more insight into those questions I asked in the beginning of this 

The Arts in Boston 

Need a Little Help From 

Their Friends 

They need a home They need one now. The Bosion 
Ballei. the Opera Company o.l Boston, (he Theatre Company of 
Bosion, (he Museum ol Afro-American History, the Theaire 
Workshop. Boston, are only a few major examples. 

Boston is filled with artists and qroups who are in 
desperate need of low-rent space and supporting facilities 

Over [he past decade innumerable surveys have been 
conducted, countless proposals have been made. 

Net result? OOOOO. Not a single permanent building. 

Groups continue to wander for lack ol space; and in many 
cases they die. Artists leave town. 

But all this will be changed. 

The Boston Center for the Arts was organized to make this 
long-standing dream come true. The members ol BCA proceeded 
10 study and do cost estimates on the architecture and building 
areas of the site, traveled to Atlanta. Los Angeles and New York 
to examine their art centers, interviewed over 100 leaders in the 
arts and business, and met with over 60 groups and scores of 
individuals to analyze their space needs. After months of analysis 
a use plan was produced which is unkiue in its combined goals. 

A new era in the arts began when the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority recently designated the old Flower 
Exchange buildings as the site ol a new cultural arts center. 

The Boston Center for the Arts will; (1) Provide - 
performing, rehearsal, exhibition, storage, office and studio 
space for over 200 artists and art groups; (2) Offer educational 
programs in art and music to the children and adults uf Greater 
Bosion, (3) Combine administrative and business functions 
llicket sales, buik purchasing telephone answering services! lor 
participating groups in order to reduce their overhead, and (4) 
Rehabilitate historically significant buildings and restore them to 
i heir original grandeur and elegance. 

All of I his can be done at a fraction of the cost of 
building a new An Center. from scratch, the Lincoln Center cost 180 million 
dollars, and the Atlanta Center cost 16 million dollars Bv 
renovating and rehabilitating the seven existing build, ngs the 
Boston. Center will cost only 5 million dollars. A bargain lor 
l he Arls in Bosion! 

So won't you be our iriend? If monetary contributions are 
out of your reach, we invite you to contribute any form ol 
constructive help you mov have to offer, as well as becoming a 
member ol our evergrowing audience. 

For additional information, contact' Boston Center lor ihe 
Arts, 539 Trt-mont Street. Bosion. Mass. 021 16. 


The sophomores in special education 
held a meeting last Thursday during the 
all-college period with their advisor, 
Dr. William Goldman. At that time, they 
discussed general education require- 
ments, conflicts in scheduling and se- 
quencing of Special education courses, 
and advisors. 

Any sophomore in special education 
who does NOT have an advisor in the 
department MUST see Dr. Goldman im- 
mediately. Special Ed. students who have 
found particular difficulty in arranging 
their schedules should notify the de- 
partment so that such problems can 
be worked out before the next regis- 
tration period. 

Also, any special ed. student whodoes 
not know what a human relations lab is 
should contact Dr. Goldman. 

FEBKUARY 26, 1971 




Panorama City, California, Jobs 
Europe program officials announced that 
they have guaranteed jobs available in 
Europe anytime of the year for hundreds 
of young Americans 18 to 26 years of 
age- Summer and year-round. 

The aim of the program is to give 
young people an inexpensive and unique 
cultural opportunity to live in, and learn 
about, Europe, 

Tnis is the 10th anniversary of the 
program. To-date five thousand and 
eighty-six students have worked in Eu- 
rope with their help. 

These salaried jobs are mostly for 
general help with large 1st class Eu- 
ropean hotels. Most jobs include board 
and room. Friends can work with, or 
near each other, if they apply together. 

Vice-President Dr. Van der Velde 
from Holland stated that "England and 
the French and German speaking areas 
of Switzerland offer the best working 
cultural, recreational andleisureoppor- 

An important feature of the program, 
besides the guaranteed job, is the fact 
that participants* are free to travel where, 
and for as long as, they wish after com- 
pleting their work assignment. 

For free details: send a stanped self- 
addressed (business size) envelope to: 
jobs europe, 13355 Cantara Street, 
Panorama City, California. 91402. 


It is legal to have an abortion in 
New York State. Under the present 
law there is no residency requirement. 
Therefore, a patient from any state or 
country may come to New York for the 
purpose of having an abortion. A request 
for an abortion may be made by any 
woman regardless of marital status. 
In certain cases parental consentmaybe 
required for minors. 

Ruth M. Martin, Abortion and Family 
Planning Consultant, will advise you how 
you have an abortion under safest con- 
ditions. Miss Martin will com nsel you 
with understanding and concern and will 
give you such guidance as may be 

The present law states an abortion 
may be performed up to 24 weeks 
of pregnancy, although few doctors take 
cases after 20 weeks. It is best to have 
an abortion early in pregnancy, pre- 
ferable under 12 weeks. 

Miss M;irtin refers patients only to 
skilled specialists in gynecology and 
obstetrics who operate in hospitals and 
clinics where patients receive good, safe, 
medical care and attention. The total 
cost is reasonable and in keeping with 
accepted charges for this service. 

re: legal abortions 

• Earty abortions (under 13 weekil are safer simpler, 
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For full details, please call Miss 
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Inquiries are treated with complete 
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if necessary, to meet the patient on 
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hotel reservations. 


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Setting; Morgan Memorial, Inc., a 
charitable, non-profit organization, 
sponsors Fresh Air Camps in South 
Athol, Massachusetts, approximately one 
and one-half hours drive by car from 
Boston, Diu'ing each of the two four 
week sessions, two hundred and fifty 
children attend, all from the inner city 
poverty areas. The camps are for boys 
and girls, age range from six to twelve 
years. In addition, two camps are ope- 
rated for children with physical, emo- 
tional, or other handicaps which would 
prevent them from participation in a 
regular camping program. 

Staff: Staff members are generally 
graduate or undergraduate college stu- 
dents, eighteen years or older, with 
well-defined goals in teaching, social 
work., or other related child-care 
fields. The program is directed by 
Mr, Bernard Pendleton, Sr., an expe- 
rienced Social Worker, and experienced 
leaders hold supervisory positions in 
the central administration of the pro- 

Qualifications: Previous campexper- 
ience is desired, but is not a pre- 
requisite. Previous experience with chil- 
dren in paid or volunteer positions is 

Specific Openings: Counselors (Spe- 
cialized Camps) 4 (m) 4 (f) Nature 
Director 1, Counselors (RegularCamps) 
8 Cm) 12 (f) Asst. Nature Director 1 
Waterfront Director 1 Arts & Crafts 
Director 1, Asst. Waterfront Director 1 
Asst. Arts & Crafts Dir. 1 Waterfront 
Assistants 4 Equestrian 2, Camp Se- 
cretary 1. 

Salary: (Nine Weeks) Counselors 
$600 - $ 700 Secretary $500, Special 
Areas - i.e., Waterfront-to be arranged. 

Camp Dates; June 25th - August 31- 

Program; The children live in lodges- 
twenty-four campers to each lodge. Four 
resident counselors work with each group 
of children - planning and carrying 
our programs which meet the needs 
interests, and capabilities of the group 
in helping with the following objectives 
of the camp: 

Physical Health and Safety - Through 
an educational process encourage achild 
to care for his physical well-being, as 
well as the importance of health and safe- 
ty; structuring the program in such a 
way as to insure adequate rest, vigo- 
rous exercise, and relaxed creative 

Outdoor Education- Provide thechild 
with a wide variety of outdoor activi- 
ties in an instructive manner, yet en- 
joyable to the child. Special emphasis 
on athletics, aquatics, riding, and other 
related camping skills. 

Personal and Social Development- 
Provide guidance and stimulation for 
the child, other than what he has been 
accustomed to. in terms of relating to 
his peers and counselors positively, 
leaning from experience to understand 
and appreciate individuals and groups of 
various ethnic and racial backgrounds, 
while taking pride in Ins own. And, in 
general, helping him to become more 
aware of his capabilities and his limi- 

Spiritual Awareness - Encourage in 
each child an appreciation of the spi- 
ritual dimension of life and of the im- 
portance of his own religious tradition. 
Interested persons should contact: 
Mr, Gerald Brown, Resident Dir. 
Morgan Memorial Camps 
21 Queen Street 
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02122 


FEBRUARY 26, 1971 



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What do you say about a 57 day old 
idea that almost died"? That it tried, 
that it was free, that it wants to live'? 
(Erich Segal, eat your heart out!) My 
interest in this love story lies in the 
fact that I was one of its many fathers, 
which makes it I guess a promiscuous 
idea, or so it was suggested to the High 
Rise and Palmer Hall girls by alerter 
sent by Dean Keenan to their parents. 
The idea, for anyone who is curious, 
is to give Herlihy Hall the right to 
enact and operate any parietal hour 
program selected by the residents using 
a pupular vote. The residents themselves 
revealed in a survey and a primary 
vote that they wished to expand the 
program selected by the residents using a 
popular vote. The residents themselves 
revealed in a survey and a primary vote 
that they wished to expand the program 
they have now. Tlie final vote showed a 
majority of the students were in favor 
of an open house policy. The CEP 
(Committee for the Expansion of Pa- 
rietals) which held the voting, under the 
auspices of the Dorm Council, believed 
that they should not take the power them- 
selves to formulate a parietal system. 
So they wrote into the presented motion 
that the residents themselves would se- 
lect their program. This idea was re- 
ceived favorably by the SGA who voted 
to approve the motion by a tally of 
17 accepting, against and 2 abstain- 
ing. The Faculty Senate then went on 
to pass the same motion. The next 
step was a brief meeting, or more of 
an encounter, with Deans Durant and 
Fitzgibbons. One cannot say how the 
meeting went, because it went nowhere. 
But Dr. Durant did very clearly say 
during the meeting that he didn't even 
"want to be here," that he wanted 
Fitchburg State to "get out of the hous- 
ing business," and that the votes taken of 
the SGA and the Faculty Senate were 
irrelevant or in error. 

Greatly cheered by this, the CEP 
prepared itself for a meeting with Pre- 
sident Hammond and Deans Durant and 
Fitzeibbons. At that meeting on Feb. 4. 
President Hammond stated that he was 
against any parietal hour program and 
stated that to obtain a change, the CEP 
and Herlihy Hall must do the following: 

1) Work out a system with a pro- 
fessional staff member. 

2) Have that member take full res- 
ponsibility for all "consequences. 

3) That staff member must change 
his place of residence to Herlihy Hall. 

During that 11/2 hour meeting Pre- 
sident Hammond refused to talk about 
the mechanics of a system, compromise 
or any real facts about parietal hours. 
There is something wrong here. Stu- 
dents can say that parietal autonomy 
would "be a boon to my education" 
(thank you Mr. H.) or a Faculty Se- 
nator can say it would be "a step for- 
ward for Fitchburg State" (thank you 
Mr. B.) And all of these viewpoints 
may be legitimated by the voting of 
their respective representative bodies. 
But the idea can be stifled by the opi- 
nions that Dr. Durant is "annoyed" by 
the problem and that President Hammond 
is "against" it and will not "abdicate" 
any of his governing power. I guess what 
we have here is a failure to commu- 
nicate. What we need is ■> few people 
to get behind this idea * j actively 
communicate it. A blood drive was 
held not too long ago and many brave 
students donated some of their own 
life's blood. Why not put some of your 
guts behind something you believe in 
and make your life worth something 
Mavbe : just maybe then we won't be 
called a bunch of "Vicars of Vacilla- 
tion" or even "Pusillanimous Pussy- 


John Lucian 

You have just escaped from the boot 
camp style of living in Herlihy, High 
Rise, Miller or Palmer, You are now 
considered a human being. You can eat 
just like other members of your spe- 
cies. You are no longer a vulcher 
swooping down on the cafe, trying to 
find a lean piece of mystery meat hid- 
den within the numerous vats of fat 
and starch. 

You are now a social being. You may 
associate with the opposite sex in pri- 
vacy without a dorm mother or dorm 
father trying to take in a quick peep 
show. You have brocken the apron strings 
and you stand with your back to Thomp- 
son hall and gaze over the Semi Slums 
that will soon be your next home till 
that glorious and most memorable day. 
May the Fitchburg State Falcon watch 
over you. 

You have chosen compatable room 
mates and in unison you take that first 
big step towards the apartment that is 
ud for rpnt You are luckv to find one 
after six months of looking. But alas, 
you can be sure that this one is really 
open, for you have read about it in 
that excusable Fitchburg Sentinel. 

You ventur down North and Green 
Streets, weaving and bobbin the switch- 
blade jockeys, hookers and other pro- 

minent people in the area. You've made 

it alive. There is is the front of 

your new dwelling. As you open the door, 
the wonderful world of garbage hits you 
right in the nose. The hallway light 
is not working. You step blindly over 
the dirt and maggots and stagger up 
the broken boards they call steps. You 
are greeted at the third floor landing 
by the landlord complete with a yellow 
stained tee shirt and a full can of 
Munich, You wait breathless as the key 
turns to allow your entry into a new 
world. There it is, four unpainted rooms 
that you have been waiting for. The re- 
frigerator light doesn't work but two 
of the four burners on the stove do. 
The toilet is plugged up but you can 
be well assured that it will be fixed 
within the next week. Blinds will be a 
necessity for the prevention of back- 
yard viewing. Home Sweet Home,, All 
this for only 150 a month, plus the cost 
of oil, gas and electricity. The high 
price you must pay for freedom. You 
will ignore the robberies by knifepoint, 
the prostitutes and the junkies making 
a living on the sidewalks in front of 
your house, for what can you do. 

The students are bing treated like 
Yo's Yo's and the off campus landlords 
have the strings around their fingers. 



290 Huntington Ave., Boston, 021 1 5 


Bobby Cheries cares. Bobby, a 13 
year old seventh grader at St. Ber- 
nard's School, realized that the kids in 
his neighborhood could use a little help- 
so he went out and started to do some- 
thing about it, „ 

Bobby wants a playground--possible 
to be build on the site of Dillon 
School, which is to be razed. The kids 
in the North St.-Day St. neighborhood 
would have some common ground to 
gather on— Bobby claims that the play- 
ground would "get them off the street 

The playground would feature a bas- 
ketball court for the older kids, and 
swings and other recreational equipment 
for the younger ones. Bobby doesn't 
claim to be an expert on juvenile de- 
linquency but he can see the problems 
in his peer group more clearly than 
most observers. He spoke of one 5 
year old shoplifted in particular--may- 
be a swing-set wouldn't interest this 
hardened criminal, but there are others 
wno would jump at a chance to go 

Bobby saw City Councilor John Chit- 
tick in mid-January about his idea, 
Councilor Chittick gave him petition 

forms so Bobby and a half dozen friends 
went out and knocked on doors. The 
neighborhood people are very receptive. 
Bobby has collected 350 signatures— he 
hopes to get 500 before he returns to 
Councilor Chittick's office. 

On February 5, Bobby saw Fitchburg 
Mayor J. Harold LeMay. The mayor pro- 
mised Bobby that he would do "every- 
thing in his power" to make the play- 
ground idea a reality. 

When we spoke with Bobby he was 
modest more comfortable talking about 
basketball and his activities at Friend- 
ship Village ( a Youth Center on Day 
Street), than about his project. Bobby 
Cheries is bright, intelligent and eager 
to help. We hope that he is success- 
ful in his endeavors on behalf of Fitch- 
burg youth, 

Friendship Village is in need of more 
volunteers in all areas including tutor- 
ing, and counselling in group activities. 
If anyone is interested please contact 
Friendship Village, 62 Day Street, or 
Mike Baltier, Box # 43, 
Laura Manning 
Sharon Burns 

Must we spend our hard earned money 
to live like rats in buildings that would 
ordinarily be condemmed. The landlords 
have got us over a barrel. Something 
must be done. I propose that S.G.A. 
organize a meeting of the students li- 
ving off campus for suggestions and 
further plans concerning this matter. 

Dick Shea 
ed. note- -any other opinions or proposals 
would be greatly appreciated by this 
newspaper for further action. 


Bright and early one afternoon, my 
usual time of facing the world, I ex- 
perienced the rare thrill of receiving 
mail. The salutation welcomed me with, 
"Dear Resident." (Don't knock it, it 
beats "Occupant".) The letter proceeded 
to inform me that FSC has a shortage 
of residence hall space for next year. 
It also felt compelled to "remind" me 
(in a one sentence, underlined paragraph) 
that if I wished to remain in High Rise 
I must contract for a full year's oc- 
cupancy. This inquiry is necessary, I 
was notified, so thatresidencehall space 
may be offered to incoming freshmen. 
Attached was a form I was required to 
return by February 10, 1071 (underlined) 
if I wanted a space for next year. The 
form presented two choices: one, live 
on campus for the entire year, or two, 
live off campus ("with parental per- 
mission if under 21"). This would appear 
to be a dichotomy, but for some of us 
it becomes a dilema. Some one once 
told me that the majority of FSC's stu- 
dents are preparing to be teachers and 
that student teaching was a necessary 
pre-requisite for a teaching degree. 
This was not dealt with in the letter. 
If a resident wanted to student teach, 
she would have to move into off-cam- 
pus housing, if she could find any, even- 
for the semester that she would be 
taking courses. An apartment would be 
quite unrealistic for a student on a 
government or private scholarship since 
they pay the college and not the student. 
Therefore an apartment would be a 
student's expense. A student who could 
not work while in school would either 
have to4>ecome an heiress orquit school 
until she could afford to come back. 
Even if a student were able to handle 
school and a job, on-campus jobs are 
scarce and not well-paying enough on 
which to ihaintain an apartment. Off- 
campus jobs are almostnon-existentand 
those openings often necessesitate a 
car and year-round availability. 

Curiously, this may appear to be a 
minute problem until it is realized that 
this affects nearly all Special Education 
majors living on-campus, since the ma- 
jority student teach outside the Fitchburg 
area, as well as some elementary and 
secondary education students. It seems to 
me that we have a problem. 
Joanie Corbett 
P.S. I have not attempted to ignore the 
person who issued this directive. To 
prevent a repetition, next time please 
sign your name. 


There is a young lade residing in 
the High Rise dorm who cannot eat 
any meat from the cafeteria and yet is 
required to pay board. Her reason: 
she is Jewish, This young lady present- 
ed her problem tothe administration with 
two possible solutions: 1) that since 
she already purchases and cooks kosher 
food in the dorm that she be allowed 
to pay room but eat in High Rise, or 
2) that the school purchase kosher T V 
dinners, even if only for one meal a 
day. Both these suggestions were re- 
jected. The reason given: "You may 
pay board without room but you can't 
pay room without board/ I sometimes 
think we lost something when majorities 
became our only concern. 

Joanie Corbett, 

FEBRUARY 2ii, 1971 




All views and opinions in this sec- 
tion do not necessarily represent the 
"Cycle" standpoint on issues. 

All letters are not edited in any way 
except Li the case of personal deforma- 
tion of character for which the letters 
may be dropped completely from pu- 

Any criticism of this or any other 
"Cycle" is welcome. If any member 
of the College Community has construc- 
tive ideas for this publication, please 
let us know. 


The editors of the cycle referred to 
the students of F.S.C. as "stillborn". 
Stillborn as a descriptive adjective 
greatly exaggerates the motivation of the 
students here. The apathy of thestudonfs 
as exhibited by the fight for parietals, 
for instance, certainly justifies the ' 
"stillborn label. Open house, or at least 
an extension of the present parietal 
hours could do wonders for this campus. 
Academic benefits for one reason, There 
is no place on campus where two stu- 
dents of the opposite sex can get to- 
gether and study except in the library. 
The library, however, does not allow 
general conversation or the constant 
tapping of typewriters often necessary in 
studying, as it interferes with students 
studying in the library. Socialization 
is another attribute to parietals for the 
residents here. Fitchburg (in the pines) 
does not offer any areas for sociali- 
zation other than the lobbiesof the dorm- 
itories, which at times are like rail- 
road stations, and the recreation rooms 
which at times ai-3 a lot worse (espe- 
cially at Hertihy), There is noplace on 
campus where a couple can engage in 
personal or intellectual conversation, no 
place for social intimacy on campus. 
Tliere are, however, the student's in- 
dividual rooms. Ah yes, but the trouble 
with the student's rooms is the terri- 
fying fact that they are BEDROOMS!! 
Everyone knows that just the idea of 
being in a bedroom with a young man 
is sufficient to destroy the morals of 
a female, and render helpless to the 
seductive nature of a male resulting in 
what. President Hammond has feared 
from the vary beginning of parietals: 
honest, your room (which is your bed- 
room) becomes nothing more than a 
breeding ground for moral decay when a 
member of the opposite sex is brought 
into it. 

What in Hell is the matter with you 
people? The girls on campus should 
be insulted by the implication of for- 
nication by President Hammond, not to 
mention the guys, especially those who 
have girlfriends on campus, Expanded 
parietal hours is not an unusual or un- 
reasonable request. How the Hell can 
everyone be so Goddamned apathetic? 
When the students at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst want some- 
thing, reasonable, there is no problem 
in getting it. There is no hassle from 
the administration over something which 
should be decided upon by the students. 
such as parietals. Do you know why? 
Because the students are united, because 
they care enough to get out in the cold 
and get signatures for a petition, thev 
care enough to rally themselves to- 
gether for something which they believe 
in, and if necessary; STRIKE! Cea- 
tainly, parietal hours is not a strike 
issue but you could get off your lazy 
arses and do something instead of forc- 
ing interested groups like the CEP 
In both Herlihy and in the Highrise to 
do all the work. Pn.-ie tals are for you 
and you should damned- well do something 
for them, 

J. Dauiels--Any questions contact 
THE CYC LE«**«* 



I remember a poem that I used to 
read when I was young. It, went like 
this: "It's easy enough to be pleasant 
when life goes by like a song, but the 
man worthwhile is the man with a smile 
when everything goes dead wrong," It's 
a good philosoplry when personal tragedy 
hits, but that's about all it's good for, 
Unfortunately, the "silent majority" of 
the world seem to believe that this poem 
is the answer to the tragedy of the human 
race. Just keep smiling - it will work 
out in the long run. People keep smiling 
while the human race is heading for 
a tragic end. 

Everywhere I look I can see tragedy 
and everywhere I look I can see people 
too busy with their own little world to 
care about other people's problems. 

I first realized there was something 
wrong about ten years ago when the U.S. 
government boycotted Cuban exports be- 
cause a Commdjiist regime had over- 
thrown Batista. It was at this time that 
I realized that the U.S. government was 
more concerned with political ideology 
than with people. 

In Viet Nam, the U.S., Russia and 
Red China are running a race to "help" 
the Vietnamese people. As a result of 
this "help", hundreds of thousands of 
Vietnamese are dead and their land de- 
vastated by bombs, The participants of 
this race arsn't concerned about the 
welfare of either North or South Viet 
Nam. The prize in this race goes be- 
yond humane reasons. The prize is a 
Vietnamese subservient to the winner of 
the race, 

At the same time the air and water 
of the world are being polluted and 
people are starving while the bigpowers 
are spending billions on arms. 

Meanwhile, America the great, the lea- 
der o f the "free world", the only 
country that can change this messpan't 
even get Republican legislation through 
a Democratic Congress. 

It's time to put aside political oppo- 
sition' it's time to put aside national 
boundaries; it's timetoputasideracism. 
It's time to unite the people of the world 
and make a concentrated effort to save 
this planet. It may be our last chance, 
Alan O'Conaell 



It is a wonder that we stude.its at FSC 
never become enraged enough with this 
instution to do something about certain 
of the outmoded professors on campus 
whose teaching techniques which would 
insult the students in many of today's 
elementary schools, not to mention the 
effects they would nave on students in 
an innovative school, I have had a fa- 
culty member deduct points from a grade 
on a final examination for margins which 
were too narrow. I had unfortunately 
drawn my margins the width of two 
fingers (13/16" as I have a small hand) 
when the required distance was three 
fingers. Had I fatter fingers would I 
have been penalized? I cannot help 
but think such triviality does not set 
a good example for those of us who will 
be teaching. Times have changed Pop. 
and even the students of FSC, which 
has faculty and administration members 
who are anywhere from 3-15 years be- 
hind the educational times and some who 
are ahead, or at least keeping up must 
change too. 

Now that many junior high schools 
and high schools are very much involved 
with Media education and have been for 
some time a course is scheduled to 
begin next September in that area. To 
those who have worked to add a course 
to the list of electives I extend a thank 
you and sincere wish that you are 
enthusiastically received. Perhaps a 
course which shows future teachers the 
potential in communications exploration 
will kindle the dying embers of the 
"Educational Sequence" at good old 
Let the learner direct his own learning. 


A problem has developed which I 
believe should be brought to the atten- 
tion of the student body It appears that 
some of the students have been trying 
to convert the library annex: into a 
student lounge by using it Tor smoking 
eating lunches and playing cards. The 
aforement : oned activities are all per- 
fectly legitimate under the proper cir- 
cumstances, but they are all against 
the rules as far as the library annex 
is concerned. 

The library annex was designed for 
the purpose of providing additional seat- 
ing to accomodate a rapidly expanding 
student population, It was never intended 
to serve as a lounge area. Although 
this is a more "informal" section of 
the library than the main reading room, 
it is still a part of the library and 
should be treated as such, We can appre- 
ciate the need for a student union on 
campus where students can lounge and 
lunch. We are anxiously awaiting the 
building of the new library-union build- 
ing which will do much to solve manv 
of our problems. Until this happy day- 
arrives however, we must solicit the 
cooperation of all with regard to the use 
of the library, 

W.T. Casey 

Head Librarian 

To the editors and staff of THECYCLE 

Come off it! Of all the self-pitiers! 
Fitchburg State's newspapers never had 
enough copy. The strategy for the edi- 
tors and staffs in the pas! was to write 
enough to fill the sheet, thus shaming 
the students, who when the paper be- 
came effective, began to submit copv 
What a priceless opportunity, meanwhile, 
to write to your heart's content and see 
it in print! Instead- -the weeping. For 
shame! And because we don't have a 
newspaper, I have to use a Chinese wall 
paper to write to you! Maybe that choice 
epithet in your cop-out sheet best des- 
cribes you. 

Louis P. Shepherd 

ed. note -this letter was attached to 
the bullentin board in Thompson Hall, 
It was taken down to be put in the 


FEBRUARY 26, 1971 






Anyone interested in helping in 
the April Blood Drive, please con- 

Sam Spinney 
Box N607 

Sizanne E. Grenier 
Victoria A. Bauer 
Kenneth R, Williams 
Kathryn B. Smith 
Debra A. Buchanan 
Mary A. Joyce 
Roberta C. Kirk 
Gaill A. Curry 
Nancy L. Joksch 
Thomas E, Fluet 
Gerald P. Malioney 
Edna M. Hanson 
Dnvid A. Hughes 
Stephen J, Keating 
John F, Nash 
Franc ine H. Vatitour 
Karen A. Vail 
Pamela L. Eggen 
Karen A, Heil 
Kristine M. Erauno 
Heal W. Anderson 
Paula Cardiero 
Mary C. Cantwell 
Therese B, Menge 
Richard P, Grandmont 
Sharon Burns 
Margaret J, Sliwoski 
Susan E, D'Eon 
Ma-k Rice 
Rodney A. Pica 
Muriel G. McAvoy 
Mary R. D'Amaio 
Susan H. Burrall 
Alice B. Seagull 

Donald S. Palmer 
Jane M, Martin 
Rex H, Engelmann 
Donald J. Lalone 
Nancy A. Stempleski 
Barbara J, Nole 
Stephen Finneron 
Joyce M, Do^vney 
ClitfordS. Hakim 
Ruth E Wagner 
Louis J. Peiletier 
Joan A, Sladewski 
VemaG. Peralta 
Susan F. Kosciuszek 
T.Schawdar Nikolow 
Bruce V. Ma'tus 
Eric J, Hackey 
Donna M. Woodcome 
Shirley Haynes 
Lois V. Hutchinson 
Lee S, Kimball 
Donna E, Armstrong 
Stephen T. LeClair 
Ma-y A. Ala-Nisula 
Karen A. Murjhy 
Michael P, Sireci 
James G, White 
Susan A. Mulkern 
Kenneth A. Hastings 
Edmund B. Thomas 
Catherine Richards 
Paula M. Caouette 
Rolf Winters 
Marjorie J. Anderson 

Margaret M, Sheehan 
Colleen E. Swarska 
Virginia A Bergin 
Sally M. Smith 
JoAnn VanCour 
Michael C. Shields 
William K. Turner 
Francis X, Siragusa 
Richard M. Ruggeri 
Pamela M. Spinney 
Carole A. Walden 
Richard D. Lavoie 
Mary E. Killay 
David F. Reid 
David A, Iannaccone 
Bruce C. McCarthy 
Mark A, Leonard 
James R. Sharkey 
Donna M, Travers 
Sandra K, Monroe 
Virginia R. Gillenwaters 
Louise A. Boucher 
Karsn L. Donnelly 
Ma-ie C. Leonard 
Virginia M. Giovanello 
Debra L. Caruso 
Rita I. Kulman 
Barbara J, Hamel 
M, Jane Donnelly 
E, Thomas Donnelly 
Elizabeth Black 
Margaret L, W hitters 

FEBRUARY 26, 1971 


. PAGE 23 


FOR SALE***1968 Javelin, automatic 
cousole, WW, radio, tape deck,, Inquire 
after, 342-8262, 

FOR SALE***Jeep Dune Buggy, 1960, 
sand tires and wide rims, 300 hp chevy 
motor. Call 342-5813 (§450) 

FOR SAL£***19G4 Chevy wagon - 8- 
automatic - all power, Good running 
condition. Best offer over $400--Dial- 

FORSALE***1963 Chevrolet, black, 
good condition, except needs a brake 
job. Good tires, good 'die-hard' bat- 
tery, now starter-just tuned. Parts for 
sale if you don't want to buy car - 
Call 345-7266 after 5 p.m. 

FOR SALE***Unitron MK-6 Student mi- 
croscope, excellent condition, 2 years 
old, 3 objectives, wide field eye-piece, 
stage focus $80 Contact: Brian Stock 
Box 1 02 6. 

PLEASE BUY MY CAR***1963 Buick 
Special with a V-6 and Hurst Mystery 
Shifter! I'm asking only S200, but if 
you have $150 cash, I'll take it, I'm 
paying for a T-bird. It runs very well, 
I commute with it from Athol. Give me 
a cliance, OK? Barry Whitehouse, Box 
359, FSC or call M9-8393 (Athol) 

112 Myrtle* **Elderly woman. Please do 
not park or block her driveway. 

FOR SALE***1968 Plymouth Sport Fury 
convertible in excellent condition^ BBL, 
bucket seats, burgandy with black top 
and white ulterior. Asking S1800.. Call 
632-5084 after 5:30 p.m. 

FOR SALE***1940 Dodge put up for 
16 years, 17000 miles, one dented fen- 
der, ready to be restored, John Beatty 
Box 59. Fitchburg State College 

WANTED ,: 'Wanted-a Parliamentarian 
for Student Government!- -Only re- 
quirement needed is that the person 
knows Roberts Rules!!!!! 

FOR SALE***1966 Chevy Belair2-door, 
'283' cut, in., 4- speed. Call 345- 

5375 or Box #291 Price S700, 

33 Smith Street, Fitchburg (5 minute 
ride from college.) 

FOR SALE***l9o2 Pontiac Grand Prix, 
4 door, 421 engine, whiteS200. 00 Reason 
for selling---brought a jeep with plow. 
Call Rov Bean in Ashburnham, 827- 
4654, Anytime. Work days after 4 p.m. 
Excellent condition. 


According to the W.E.1M, jocks Ja- 
ms Joplin and Jimi Hendrix were the 
sad products of the hippie drug culture. 
Meanwhile, W.E.l.M. also suggests that 
if you think the grass is always greener 
in the other fello's joint you should 
bop on down to- the Dis-Establishment, 
righl on EIM jocks! 

FORS ALE*** 1964 Chevelle Malibu S.S. 
Cyclone headers, radar mags, 283 four 
barrel, four speed S700 or best offer 
Call 5S2-4924. 

FOR SALE***1971 MG convertible, Mo- 
del B, British Racing Green. Black top, 
loaded with options. AM-FM radio, etc. 
Must sell because company provided 
business car. Has 2500 miles. Cost new 
?3485 Will accept S2600 or best offer. 
Call Day 343-6946 Night 386-5530 
Ask for Steve. 

FOR SALE***1964 Plymouth Savoy, 2 
door sedan, easy to get in and out 
of. Call 582-6362. 

'57 Chevy? Luckies? Record Hops? -- 
Wlu'te Sox and Sneakers? Leather Jac^ 
kets? Murray the K? Arnie "Woo- 
Woo" Ginsurg? Remember all that 
peacho cool stuff? Interested in bring- 
ing it all back? Let's start an F.S.C. 
Revival Group? Write: Duke of Earl 
37 Mt. Vernon St., Apt. 4 Fitchburg, 
Mass. ^ 

FOR SALE***1966 PlymouthSportFury, 
383 cu. in., 4 speed, 2 or 4 B.B.L. 
Cor both) Best offer over $400. Call 
433-6007 or 433-6910 

FOR SALE***1967 Pontiac LeMans Sport 
Coupe, V8, P.S., W.S.W. Stud Snow tires 
Console, 3 speed stick shift, Radio, 
Bucket seats, heater, stereo tape system 
Inquire: Francis Martin. P.O. Box 
678, FSC or Call Area Code 617-355- 
4571. Barre, Mass. 

NEE DED***Volkswagon engine, Contact: 
Box 795. 

WANTED"- **Set of weights. Contact 
Box 79 5 

Austin HealeySprite 
FOR SALE***1966.. new paint job, black. 
Motor and transmition recently done 
over (No car for a female!) Contact 
Ralph 632-Z468 Going for $900 

WANTED*"* 3 Liberal female room- 
mates, big six-room apartment on Win- 
ter Street. Call: 345-6013 

FOR SALE***66 Plymouth Conv. 
8 Cyl. Automatic — Asking $500. Con- 
tact: Ron Berthiaume, 33 Hawes Street 
or Cal l 343-9056 

COMING SOON***Phito-Fenwick broom 
hockey game at Civic Center. 




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FEBRUARY 26, 1971 


The FitchburgStateFalcons found win- 
ning ways in the period from Jan. 25 
to Feb. 6, winning three out of five 
but slipping a little after that and drop- 
ping four of their next five. Their re- 
cord now is seven wins against thir- 
teen defeats. 

Steve Mager, the freshmen sensation, 
continues to lead the Falcons attack, 
scoring a season high of 35 points 
against Bridgewater State. This brings 
his point total to 336 and with 14 games 
gone by, he is approaching the school 
record for points in a season. 

A lot of credit must also go to the 
strong team effort being put forth. The 
co-captains, Steve Finneron and Don 
Cranson, have been playing some of their 
best basketball and are showing strong 
team leadership, Mike Sireci and Greg 
Picucci, the other starters have also 
been displaying fine teamwork. 

As exemplified by the Bridgewater 
game the bench of Kevin O'Brien, Tom 
Murray, Dick Stewart, John Lewis, Gene 
DeCamp, and Dick Grandmont have 
rounded into a fine team. 

Starting with a win over Keene State 
(79-74), the Falcons lost to Eastern 
Conneticut State (65-92), Worcester State 
(57-69) but have won their last two in 
a row beating Bridgewater (82-62) and 
edging Nichols by two points,, 

Feb. S Eastern Conn. State College 86 
F.S.C. 64. 

Feb. 11 Rhode Island College 90 F.S.C. 

Feb. 13 RNorth Adams State 70 F.S.C 
Feb. 15 Lowell State 46 F.S.C. 

Feb. 17. Westfield State I 




According to Dennis Crowley, thecus- 
todian of the gym and "little old o- 
range-juice maker", the reason for the 
teams convincing win over Bridgewater 
was the pint of Vodka he slipped into 
the orange juice. -- 

Did you notice the fine job the cheer- 
leaders did at the last game? Too 
bad the fans don't take on a little 
pride and show some spirit by helping 
our cheerleaders out. 
Submitted by 

David F. Reid, 


At the New England State College 
Indoor Track Championship Meet held 
at Plymouth State College runner Joe 
Rosado won two events and Tom Sa- 
wicki won the shotput, Rosado placed 
first in the 300 and 600 meter events 
and placed second in the 50 yard dash. 
Freshman Tom Sawicki's throw of for- 
ty-two feet was enough for first place 
in the shot put. 

Rosado and Sawicki have been the 
have been the mainstays of the winter 
track team and they continued their 
winning ways right up to the finish at 

The Plymouth meet ended the indoor 
season for Fitchburg. Track Coach Da- 
vid Settlle has announced that all can- 
didates for spring track should meet on 
March 1. Practice will start on this 



MARCH 7th 

F.S.C. Janitors 

F.S.C. Faculty 

$.50 donation 
toward scholarship 

Parkinson Gym 
7:00 P.M. 



FEBRUARY 22,1971 

On Sunday, March 7, the amazing 
Fitchburg State College Janitor Corps 
will join forces against the exceptional 
faculty team in a basketball game being 
played to earn money for a scholarship 
to be awarded to a deserving athlete. 
The game will be played before the 
final playoff game for Intramural basket- 
ball and some of the finest players will 
be performing: Dennis "Dead Eye" 
Crowley, Rene Lizotte, Ed "Half-Court 
Shot" Ledger, Bob Lundie, Jack Mc- 
Cormick, Don Cranson and Steve Fin- 
neron will make up the Janitor squad. 
Playing for the talented faculty will 
bo Norm Carson (history), Louis Lo- 
renzen (art), Thomas Batinelli,— 
(physical education), Joe Angelini (math), 
David Settele (physical education), Dr. 
Anderson, Lee Cunningham (physical 
education), Carnelo Bazzano (physical 
education) and Pat Murphy (assistant 
basketball coach). 

Game time is 7:00 and a S.50 dona- 
tion is asked. So let's get out there 
and support the team of your choicel 
REMEMBER MARCH 7, 7:00 p.m. 







Dorm Ind. 
Dorm Frosh 



Esa Gray 


Gav Indep II 
Green D. 














DIVISION 11 (2nd) 



The Fitchburg State College women's 
varsity basketball team, historically al- 
most unnoticed, may not continue that 
way much longer. 

The team, in its third year, just 
finished a winning season, and as a re- 
sult has been invited to the 2nd Annual 
Massachusetts State College Women's 
Varsity Basketball Tournament, to be 
held at Boston State Col lege on February 
28 and 27. 

The Season began on December 1, 
and it started out right for the girls - 
thev won their first two games. In 
their first gave they defeated Framing- 
ham State (35-22), and in their second 

encounter they did it again, this time 
against North Adams State by (59-36), 
Their third game against Eastern Na- 
zerene (42-46)ended any over- optimism. 

The middle of the season went back 
and forth with the team defeating Bran- 
dies University (48-36), and Lowell State 
(46-39), but losing to Worcester State 
(39-5S) and Westfield State (46-43). 

Maybe the girls had to mov,^ faster 
during the las: part of the season in 
order to keep warm during the extreme 
cold spell, or maybe thev were start- 
ing to reap the result of a lot of practice 
but whatever the reason, they wrapped 
up the season with three straight wins. 

They successively defeated Lowell State 
(42-24), North Adums State (54-27), and 
Salem State (42-37). Mrs. Faith Anttila, 
the team's Coach, said, "Mygirls work- 
ed hard this year, and it's an honor to 
make the tournament," 

Four teams will compete in the tour- 
nament Tnoy are Bridgewater State, 
tforcesterState, Fitchburg State, and one 
other to be decided. The games will bo 
played at 6 p.m, and 8 p.m. on Friday 
and noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

The team includes EileenCormier, and 
Linda BadagHacca, co-captains. Ann Kil- 
lelea. Miriam Anderson, Sally Smith, 
Karen Fitzgibbon, Pat O'Malley, Jean 
Addoriscio, Eileen Berube, Maureen Ro- 
binson, Joan Erickson, Lucy Bloud, 
and Linda Blake